Food For Thought Lecture Series:The Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease - What's Lurking Inside?

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015

The Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease- What’s Lurking Inside?

Come out to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for a talk by Dr. Alain Stintzi from the University of Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology to learn about the microbial communities inhabiting your human body and how they contribute to your health and influence your life. Come meet your best friends who could also be your worst enemies!

There is a huge diversity of bacterial microbes situated at the surface of the digestive tract. Recent studies suggest that the types of bacteria that are present in the intestinal tract of healthy people may be important in maintaining proper health. Conversely, an imbalance in the types of these microbes is associated with the development of diseases or pathological conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


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