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Your recap of the 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit


On March 23 and 24, AGA and the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) gathered 350+ international clinicians and researchers to network and discuss the latest evidence on the interaction between diet, nutrition and the gut microbiome at the 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit.

Twenty-three novel abstracts were presented as posters at the meeting. The abstracts covered topics ranging from probiotics to diet to potential microbiome-driven treatments for GI disorders.

Below are some key takeaways (as shared on Twitter) from the meeting. Stay tuned for more news and resources from the 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, including an official meeting report in Gastroenterology, on-demand presentation recordings, video clips, and more.

“Excess zinc supplementation can change the gut #microbiota and increase risk AND severity of #cdiff infection, says @joeyzacks #GMFH2019 @cdiffFoundation” — Dr. Caterina Oneto (@caterina_oneto)

“You need a #dietitian for low #FODMAP diet education to ensure the patient consumes a nutritionally adequate diet. @MagnusSimren #GMFH2019” — Kate Scarlata, RDN (@KateScarlata_RD)

“Patients with cirrhosis have increased bacteremia, blood LPS levels and intestinal permeability. This background has led to study the role of gut microbiota in liver disease #GMFH2019” — GutMicrobiota Health (@GMFHx)

“Much anticipated talk on #probiotics happening now at #GMFH2019 led by AGA’s probiotics experts @KashyapPurna & Geoffrey Preidis. This work will culminate in a new AGA guideline on using probiotics in clinical practice. Additional data will be presented at #DDW19” — AGA (@AmerGastroAssn)

“Eric Martens: while a low fibre diet may not drive inflammation in the short term, it may increase disease risk in the long term, due to changes in microbiota & mucus degrading bacteria! #GMFH2019” — Andrea Hardy RD (@AndreaHardyRD)

View additional Twitter coverage of the meeting: #GMFH2019.

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