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Will a fad diet affect your gut microbiome?
WhenFriday, Oct. 6, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.

It can feel as though every week a new diet or regimen hits your social media feed promising weight loss and other health and wellness advantages. These diets are usually characterized by highly restrictive and/or unusual food choices, often cutting out whole food groups entirely. But will a fad diet impact those trillions of microbes residing in your gut? The short answer is yes, but how? And will the effects of a fad diet, even if adopted for a short time, be positive? Lasting? Or could they possibly be detrimental?

Dr. Will DePaolo, associate professor and director of the University of Washington’s new Center for Microbiome Sciences and Therapeutics (CMiST), will discuss the potential impact of fad diets on the gut microbiome and what you should be aware of when you make dramatic changes to your daily nutrition.

Kristine Carlson, a registered dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician in the Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Units at the University of Washington Medical Center, will discuss the nutritional aspects of fad diets and will talk about what a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet looks like.

This seminar will also be held at the HUB South Ballroom on October 5, from noon to 1:00 p.m. To register for the October 5 date, click here.

Campus locationUW Medical Center
Campus roomPlaza Café Conference Rooms A/B/C/D
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