San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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The gut microbiome - comprised of trillions of microorganisms - sits at the crossroads of human health. Connected to every other part of the human body, the gut influences our health in unimaginable ways that are only now being understood and appreciated. Due to their capacity to sustain a health-compatible microbiome, probiotics can provide a strategy to prevent a host of illnesses, including allergy, colic, respiratory and intestinal infection, and chronic diseases. This webinar provides an overview of probiotics and the gut microbiome, discusses recent findings from pre-clinical and clinical studies on the health benefits of probiotics, and explores probiotic use in clinical practice.
Dr. Elena Comelli is an Assistant Professor and holds the Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research at the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Centre for Child Nutrition and Health at the University of Toronto. Since 2015, Dr Comelli is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University. Elena’s group investigates how dietary interventions (including probiotics and vitamin D) in early life can impact health and disease later in life via the gut microbiota, particularly inflammatory conditions. Recently her group and collaborators have proposed the existence of a gut microbiota-bone axis, which she is studying in the context of the metabolic syndrome. Another focus is on probiotics and gut microbiota regulation of host gene expression including at the post-transcriptional level via microRNA.
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Nutrition Resource Centre
The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) was established in 1999. The NRC’s objective is to be a leader in advancing public health in Ontario by supporting a broad range of professionals around issues related to healthy eating and nutrition. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of public health nutrition and health promotion professionals by:
·Facilitating collaboration and communication
·Providing policy development support
·Serving as a central hub for healthy eating and nutrition resources and tools
The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is an organization of individuals and constituent associations from various sectors and disciplines that have an interest in improving the health of Ontarians. Founded in 1949, OPHA is a voluntary, charitable, non-profit association whose mission is to provide leadership on issues affecting the public’s health and to strengthen the impact of people who are active in the public and community health throughout Ontario.