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The Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease
In this webinar, Dr. Mullin will present a review of the role of the gut microbiota in health and disease, and discuss a series of key experiments that cement the relationship of the gut microbiome to obesity and its metabolic complications (i.e., diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). Specifically, compelling data from the human microbiome project in humans along with manipulation of the gut microbiome via fecal transplantation, and antibiotics in tandem with diet will be featured.
The mechanisms of how gut flora regulate weight balance via metabolism, satiety-appetite, genes, inflammation, endocrine, insulin resistance, intestinal permeability, etc. will be outlined.
The therapeutic manipulation of the gut microbiome and its ability to alter metabolism and produce weight loss will be presented.
The anti-obesity effects of prebiotics and probiotics in experimental models and in human clinical studies will be reviewed.
Gerard E. Mullin, MD is a board-certified internist, gastroenterologist and nutritionist. He is an associate professor of medicine and serves as the director of Integrative GI Nutrition Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Mullin has accrued over 20 years of clinical experience in the fields of integrative gastroenterology and nutrition and he earned a master's degree in nutrition while in practice in 1994. Dr. Mullin teaches medical professionals at international conferences on the roles of nutrition,lifestyle and the gut microbiome in digestive health and weight control. He is the author of several professional desk reference and trade books, including his latest, The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good! In 2009 Dr. Mullin became the youngest person to receive an honorary membership from the American Dietetic Association (now The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). He also received the Grace A. Goldsmith award presented by the American College of Nutrition in November 2011. This special award acknowledges a scientist who is under the age of 50 years for significant achievements in the field of nutrition. Dr. Mullin also serves on the editorial board of numerous professional journals for gastroenterology, nutrition and integrative medicine. Visit Dr. Mullin's website thefoodmd.com to learn more.