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Mini-Symposium on The New Frontier: Diet, Microbiome and Health

Singapore, Singapore
26/05/2016
CRC Auditorium (MD11) at NUS School of Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

Interaction among the diet, our gut microbiome, and health, such as bone health, is a new frontier. There is a rapidly expanding body of research around the bone health and gut microbiome. Prebiotics have influence on enhancing bone properties through shifts in gut microbiota, which offers a strategy to improving calcium nutrition and bone health. Bone health is a rising issue in Asia, where building peak bone mass in youth and retaining it with advancing age is a key strategy to reducing risk of osteoporosis. Gastrointestinal microbes also play important roles in the health and disease of the human body. It is of great interest to characterize both composition and succession of the intestinal microbiota. As such, this 2.5-hour mini symposium comprised scientific presentations from professors specializing in these areas. Presentations covered the effects of gut microbiota on skeletal health, the Asian gut microbiota, and the relationship between microbiome and aging.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Researchers and academia in gut microbiome, nutrition and health professionals, food and nutrition industry professionals

ORGANIZERS

ILSI SEA Region and Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC), Singapore

PROGRAM

The program is available here.

PRESENTATIONS

Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Bone Health
Prof. Connie Weaver, Purdue University, USA
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Mapping Asian Gut Microbiota Across Age and Geography – What are the Health Implications?
Prof. Yuan Kun Lee, Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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SUMMARY REPORT

The summary report can be downloaded HERE