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AND Webinar: The Gut Microbiome – Hype vs. Health

November 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Central Standard Time

It’s well known that what we eat and drink can affect the composition of the gut microbiome.  However, with probiotics now widely available and a growing number of products marketed toward “improving gut health”, are hype and hope outpacing the science?  This webinar will highlight public understanding and consumer insights as they relate to the gut microbiome and nutrition, and discuss the current state of the evidence on the connection between the microbiome, food, and health.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify public awareness and market trends related to the gut microbiome and gut health.
  2. Discuss definitions and proposed mechanisms of action for pre/pro/synbiotics.
  3. Discuss clinical evidence for nutritionally-focused means of modulating the gut microbiome to support gut health.

CPEU: 1 credit


Ali Webster, PhD, RD

Ali Webster, PhD, RD, is the Associate Director for Nutrition Communications at the International Food Information Council, where she is responsible for developing and managing nutrition science-focused communication programs for consumers and health professionals.  Ali joined IFIC from the University of Minnesota in 2017, where she conducted research on the effect of diet on the gut microbiome and worked as a Registered Dietitian counseling patients with gastrointestinal conditions.

Dr. Gail Cresci

Dr. Gail Cresci is full-staff at the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute & Lerner Research Institute, where her role is to conduct and organize her NIH-funded basic and translational research program focusing on the gut microbime and its metabolome in health and pathological states with a focus in pediatrics.  Additionally, she assists with the development and implementation of clinical nutrition research for the Center for Human Nutrition.

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November 13, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm