Our gut microbiome contains tens of trillions of microorganisms and over 1,000 known species of bacteria,1 all of which have many important functions within the human body. Not surprisingly, there has been considerable interest and even more speculation on the role that gut microorganisms might play in health and disease and we, as gastroenterologists are often called upon to interpret, on behalf of our patients, the latest findings from basic and clinical research. To help us to sift through and assess this vast, complex, at times confusing and ever-increasing body of literature and provide some guidance to the practicing clinician and his/her patient, the World Gastroenterology Organization selected the Gut Microbiome as the focus of the 2020 World Digestive Health Day campaign. Continue reading here!
As we continue our commitment to raising awareness and increasing education on gut health, we are pleased to announce the publication of the Gut Microbiome Handbook. As part of the #wdhd2020 campaign, WGO worked with experts from around the globe to produce 15 articles highlighting functions, techniques, and impact of diet on gut microbes, just to name a few.
This resource is an example of the ways the WGO is committed to increasing awareness and education for gut health throughout the world. The handbook is available to view and download on the WGO website.
The WGO extends its congratulations and appreciation to the Steering Committee members, volunteers, member societies and all the contributors for your time and commitment to continue the mission of WGO in promoting WDHD and raising awareness around the importance of the Gut Microbiome.
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