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Research Finds Gut Microbiota Plays Important Role in Functional Bowel Disorders

by Kathy Jones on  February 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Functional bowel disorders (FBD), such as dyspepsia or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affect an estimated 50 per cent of patients consulting a gastroenterologist.
 Research Finds Gut Microbiota Plays Important Role in Functional Bowel Disorders
Research Finds Gut Microbiota Plays Important Role in Functional Bowel Disorders
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It is characteristic for these conditions that underlying physiological mechanisms are hard to be found. "However, recent research shows that the gut microbiota is a likely candidate for filling some of the gaps in the causal chain leading to FBD," says Professor Fernando Azpiroz, Chairman of the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM). Further information on this issue — ¬one of three topics to be presented at Tuesday's online press conference on the occasion of the 2nd World Summit "Gut Microbiota For Health" in Madrid, Spain

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World-leading experts will inform about the gut microbiota's impact on health during an online press conference on Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 8 a.m. ET (14.00-5.30 h CET), moderated by UK media medic Dr Mark Porter, best known for his television and radio work for the BBC. The following questions will be dealt with:

  • In what way does the gut microbiota influence functional bowel disorders?
    Speaker: Prof. Fernando Azpiroz, Barcelona, Spain
  • Can faecal microbiota transplantation be used to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection?
    Speaker: Prof. Lawrence Brandt, New York, USA
  • The gut-brain axis: can probiotics have a positive effect on mental health?
    Speaker: Prof. Emeran Mayer, Los Angeles, USA


Attend the press conference from your office If you would like to attend, please write an email to gutmicrobiota@impressum.de. The online press conference will be held in English. Details on how to access the press conference will be sent to you after your registration.



Source: Eurekalert
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