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Getting to the gut of it

Posted: 22nd March 2017

Last night’s 2017 Food Matters Event: Getting to the gut of it, was a sold-out success!

Chaired by SVI Foundation Board Chair and Melbourne dietitian Karen Inge, guests were treated to some entertaining and informative presentations about the impact of gut bacteria on our health.

Professor Michael Kamm, a leading gastroenterologist from St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne spoke about ‘Our Gut Ecology – The Cause and Cure of Gut Disorders’. In his talk, he touched on the emergence of faecal transplants as a treatment for gastrointestinal conditions.

Professor Joe Proietto, endocrinologist and expert on the management of obesity asked the question, ‘Can Gut Bacteria explain Obesity?’ His talk focused on the role which factors such as gut bacteria, the built environment and genetics play in obesity.

Both presentations provided much food for thought, and guests had the chance to ask questions following their presentations. The presenters’ advice at the end of the day? “Ban soft drinks, don’t put too much stock in probiotics and eat wholesome foods, not processed foods”.

Photo L to R: Karen Inge, SVI Foundation Board Chair, Prof Joe Proietto and Prof Michael Kamm

For more information please see: Protein chemistry & metabolism