Polyphenol-Microbiome Interactions & Future of Nutrition

Tiffany WeirDr. Tiffany Weir, Colorado State University USA, will join the Polyphenols Applications 2023 Congress and present her latest rearch about the interactions between polyphenols and the microbiome. 

Although consumption of dietary polyphenols is widely acknowledged as beneficial for human health, there is a high degree of variability in individual responses. Some of this variability may be due to differential processing of dietary polyphenols by the gut microbiome. Polyphenol metabolizing enzymes in the gut microbiota can influence the bioactivity and bioavailability of these compounds.

Dr. Weir and her colleagues are working to understand whether these polyphenol metabolizing enzymes are predictive of individual responses in vascular endothelial function to a dietary blueberry intervention in post-menopausal women. More broadly, understanding polyphenol metabolism in the gut will advance precision nutrition and potentially help identify complementary approaches to improve outcomes to nutrition interventions.

Dr. Weir will give a presentation titled: "Polyphenol-Microbiome Interactions & Future of Nutrition"

About Dr. Weir

Dr. Tiffany Weir is a professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University. She leads an interdisciplinary translational research program focused on identifying the role of the gut microbiota in mediating diet-host interactions for improved cardiometabolic outcomes. Dr. Weir is the coordinator of the Microbiome Network, an interdisciplinary research and education consortium of microbiome scientists at Colorado State University. She also served as the Specialty Chief Editor for the Nutrition, Metabolism, and Microbiomes section of Frontiers in Microbiomes and is currently the Editor-in-Chief for npj Biofilms and Microbiomes.

Join us in Polyphenols Applications 2023 to learn more about Prof. Weir's talk. 

Polyphenols Applications 2023 Congress
September 28-29, 2023 - Malta

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