The gut balance revolution | 32009
Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

The gut balance revolution

5th European Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

June 16-18, 2016 Rome, Italy

Gerard E Mullin

Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nutr Food Sci

Abstract :

The pathophysiology of obesity is still unknown but there is mounting evidence that the gut microbiome, intestinal permeability and systemic inflammation may play an important role in disease pathogenesis and possibly treatment. Alterations in diet have been shown to shift the gut microbiome's effects on metabolism and regulation of body weight. This session will provide a focused overview of the scientific literature regarding the potential role of gut microbiome as a therapeutic target of weight management. The lecture will first review the pathophysiology of obesity from a functional medicine perspective and discuss how a functional medicine evidence based approach can achieve optimal weight management by 3 steps and those are Remove, Restore and Renew. Learning objectives from the presentation are; to discuss the influence of the gut microbiome on energy metabolism, to understand how disruption of the gut microbiome can lead to obesity and to know how prebiotic and probiotic foods and supplements may influence weight by favorably altering the gut microbiome.

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