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The 2018 Elsie Widdowson Memorial Lecture was presented on 5 July 2018 by Professor Kevin Whelan PhD FBDA RD.


Professor Whelan presented modifying the microbiome in gut health and disease: research as the foundation of dietetic practice. The lecture reviewed the role of probiotics and prebiotics and other aspects of diet and their impact on the gut microbiome in health and disease.

What we heard

This one-hour talk discussed the gastrointestinal microbiome, a complex ecosystem of trillions of bacteria, how our understanding of its role in health and disease is rapidly expanding as a result of molecular microbiological techniques that can accurately characterise its composition and diversity and ‘omics’ technologies that measure its metabolic activity.

Professor Whelan provided an insight into the ongoing research being undertaken in the field, including studies and controlled trials of microbiome-modifying interventions and a wide range of disorders – plus the results which are often surprising!

Watch the lecture

Professor Whelan presented modifying the microbiome in gut health and disease: research as the foundation of dietetic practice.

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Source: https://www.bda.uk.com/events/calendar/elsie_widdowson_lecture/2018_-_kevin_whelan 

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