Microbiome and Its Epigenetic Role in Dictating the Balance Between Health and Disease


Presented by: Alessio Fasano, MD

Improved hygiene leading to a reduced exposure to microorganisms have been implicated as one possible cause for the recent ‘epidemic’ of chronic inflammatory diseases in industrialized countries. This session will explain what key factors are necessary and sufficient for the development of chronic inflammatory diseases. Additionally, the session will justify why a balanced microbiome is essential for good human health and will discuss why nutrition is the most impactful factor affecting gut microbiome composition and function.