Is this phrase meanless to you? It should not be as it becomes increasingly clear that we are indeed what we eat. The most recent studies point out that the composition of intestinal microbiota throughout a person’s life is closely associated with that person’s eating style.

Almost every day, a scientific breakthrough highlights the role of gut microbiota for cardiometabolic and mental health :

  • The microbiota axis of intestines/liver/brain is the subject of much research.
  • Gut microbiota is associated with mood.
  • Fecal transplantation saves lives.
  • Research progresses in regards to autoimmune diseases, autism, diabetes, chronic inflammatory diseases, liver disorders, depression and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Every individual following a healthy diet should be interested in gut microbiota! It aids in food digestion, especially the fibers found in fruits and vegetables. Intestinal microbiota also plays a major role in education, differentiation and maturation of the intestinal immune system.

Microbiota and digestive health

Diet is one of the most important factors on the modulation of the intestinal microbiota. We cannot separate digestive health and the presence of diverse intestinal microbiota.

Digestive health and microbiota has therefore emerged as the theme of session 3 BÉNÉFIQ2016.

Who should attend this session?

This scientific session of BÉNÉFIQ2016  will be of great interest for nutritionist, health professional, researchers, industry leaders and actors of the pharmaceutical world who would like to better their knowledge of the impact of healthy eating on the gut microbiota, on the next generation of probiotics and on the evolution of medical probiotics regulation.

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Are you interested in pharmaceutical applications and regulations ?

Bruno Pot, of the Center for Infection & Immunity of Lille, France, will discuss “Drug regulation and medical probiotics.” The conference of Mr. Pot is of interest to anyone in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies or any companies interested in regulation.

Want to know the latest findings on intestinal microbiota  :

Muriel Derrien of Danone, will discuss “ingested bacteria and their impact on the composition and metabolism of the gut microbiome.” Ms. Derrien is the first scientist to have isolated Akkermansia muciniphila and her conference will interest researchers and industry working in the field of gut microbiota.

Want to know more about simulation models ?

Peter Van den Abbeele, of ProDigest, will discuss “The Gastrointestinal tract, bioavailability and metabolism of food and nutrients: An overview of innovative developments.” ProDigest is a company that markets simulation models of the gastrointestinal tract. This system allows for an understanding of the interactions between the various microorganisms that make up the intestinal microbiota, as well as the mechanisms for the degradation of prebiotics, phenolic compounds and biosynthesis metabolites.

Want to study the link between nutrition and microbiome ?

Patrizia Brigidi will discuss “The impact of the Mediterranean diet on the intestinal microbiota and associated metabolome: New Perspectives.” This conference will be especially interesting for nutrition specialists interested in learning more about the microbiome, in terms of microbial ecology, and on the impact of diet on the modulation of intestinal microbiota.

Want to discover a new vision of the role of gut microbiota as an ally of health?

Patrice Cani will present “The new generation of Probiotics: Akkermansia as a candidate?” This conference is at the forefront of knowledge in the modulation of intestinal microbiota by nutritional approaches.

Each participant will be able to improve their knowledge of the impact of healthy diet on the intestinal microbiota, the beneficial role of microbiota in the metabolism of food and nutrients, advances in the emergence of new generation probiotics, the ability of bacterial strains to survive the gastrointestinal passage and to modulate the functionality of the microbiome, and finally, the emergence of medical probiotics in terms of regulation.

 Visit the Speakers page for more info.