SOURCE: Gut Microbiota For Health Summit

Gut Microbiota For Health Summit

March 09, 2016 09:38 ET

5th World Summit "Gut Microbiota For Health": Media Information on Top Issues Ready for Download

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 9, 2016) - From 5 to 6 March 2016 the internationally leading experts in gut microbiota research met in Miami, Florida to present the latest findings and discuss their significance for diseases, health and diet. Fact sheets covering the following hot topics from the Summit are now freely available on

Gut microbiota composition: A new kind of biomarker?
The compositions and the changes of the gut microbial communities provide a huge potential of new biomarkers for indicating, monitoring and predicting intestinal conditions. Leading experts presented what has been found out in this exciting research area.

When the gut microbiota gets out of balance
The gut microbiota is an incredibly complex network of interacting microbes that plays a key role in digestion and immune defense. The Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit gave an overview of how perturbations of the gut microbial equilibrium can induce various disorders and diseases.

Sneaking through barrier gaps: Gut microbiota imbalance harms the liver
Gut microbial dysbiosis can also affect the liver. Diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease and cirrhosis are associated with a disturbed microbial balance in the intestine. Experts presented new findings about the mechanisms behind the onset of these diseases.

Gut's helpers: What can be expected of probiotics?
Probiotics have become a blooming area of research, raising hopes for a treatment that is efficient, easily applicable and safe. Several talks and workshops gave an outline of the current situation.

Join our gut microbiota quiz in the media room!
Have your knowledge of the gut microbiota tested with our educational quiz.

You will find further information such as video interviews with experts on