Recent advances show that bacteria in our gut interact with endocrine cells in the gut to regulate the activity of the peripheral and central to alter nutrient absorption and ultimately food intake, food preference, and body weight. These fascinating discoveries have attracted the attention millions of people given that there is a potential for the treatment of obesity and associated disorders with foods that restore an optimal balance in gut bacteria.

10:15am Lasting Impressions: Early-Life Antibiotics Modulate the Microbiota and Metabolism
Laura Cox, PhD
10:45am Role of Modern Stressors of the Intestinal Microbiota in Obesity
Benoit Chassaing, PhD
11:15am The Role of Intestinal Remodeling the Metabolic Success of Bariatric Surgery
Darleen Sandoval, PhD