Session chair: Dr Hayley Every, EFFoST
Date: 15 November 2017
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: Main Auditorium
The MyNewGut session at the 31st EFFoST Conference will consist of five presentations that will provide an overview of the MyNewGut project, look at the effect of diet on the microbiota, show how food can influence one’s mood, evaluate the role of the microbiota on metabolic disorders and outline probiotic strategies for improving metabolic health. The session will end with a General Discussion, where the speakers will be available to answer your questions.
The human gut microbiome is the bacterial ecosystem of our intestines and is known to affect our body’s ability to extract energy from a diet and influence brain function. Given its complexity, researchers are only now starting to unravel the role of the microbiome on health and well-being. The FP7 EU project MyNewGut aims to further this understanding by assessing the ‘Microbiome’s influence on energy balance and brain development/function, put into action to tackle diet-related diseases and behaviour.’ Establishing such links could lead to the development of dietary interventions that provide greater control of the microbiome function and thus reduce the risk of illness and disease.
For more information visit www.mynewgut.eu.