The Brain Gut Connection

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The Brain Gut Connection
Abstract
  • Review the importance of a balanced microbiota for a normal functioning immune system and health
  • Discuss the science behind the relationship between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract and concept of dysbiosis
  • Provide the evidence demonstrating the importance of the gastrointestinal tract microbiota and brain function in  particular psychological/emotional health
  • Describe the concept of functional gastrointestinal disease
  • Outline the data supporting use of probiotics in functional GI disorders as well as manipulating the microbiota as a novel approach to functional GI disorders
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