Recorded Webinar: Dietary Influences on the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiota
Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 2070, 5000, 5110, 5220
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 8.4.1, 8.4.4
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 175
The gastrointestinal microbiome is increasingly linked to metabolic health, and there is keen interest in evidence-based dietary strategies to modulate the microbiome for health benefit. Dietary components, such as fiber, which are resistant to digestion can be fermented by microbes in the gastrointestinal tract. Dietary fibers are heterogeneous and their impact on the microbiome and health status will vary depending on factors including the botanical origin of the fiber and its physicochemical properties, as well as the dosage and the phenotypic responses related to the composition of the individual's gastrointestinal microbiota.
Much work remains to delineate the interrelationships between the gastrointestinal microbiome and human health; however, it is clear that diet is a contributing factor to these relationships. This webinar explores the latest research relating to gastrointestinal microbiome and human health and provides RDNs with actionable strategies for counseling patients and clients.
The live version of this webinar was presented by Dr. Hannah Holscher, PhD, RD, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 2-3 pm ET. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175 for this activity type.
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After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify dietary factors that impact the human gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota.
- Compare and contrast how different types of foods, which contain fiber, differentially impact the GI microbiota.
- Evaluate the connection between the GI microbiota and health.
Dr. Holscher, PhD, RD, is an assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and a member of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Institute of Genomic Biology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, where she has been a faculty member since 2015. Before joining the faculty, she completed postdoctoral training focused on the human microbiome, as well as a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois. She is also a Registered Dietitian. Research in Dr. Holscher's laboratory, the Nutrition and Human Microbiome Laborator, integrates the areas of nutrition, gastrointestinal physiology, and the microbiome. Her research focuses on the clinical application of nutritional sciences with an overarching goal of improving human health through dietary modulation of the gastrointestinal microbiome.
This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from HI! Happy Inside. Please note that HI! Happy Inside provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. Dr. Hannah Holscher, PhD, RD, reports the following relevant disclosure: she has received grants/research support from Abbott, Egg Nutrition Center, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, and Hass Avocado Board and has received honorarium from Kellogg's, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Honey Board, and Nutricia North America. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
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