The American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) Vitamins and Minerals Research Interest Section is organizing a webinar about the significant impacts of the intestinal microbiota on the nutritional health and metabolism of the host. Both iron and vitamin D are essential nutrients that dramatically alter the intestinal microbiome. This program will present current, mechanistic, information linking iron and vitamin D from dietary and supplementary sources to the microbiome and the potential beneficial or adverse effects on the health of humans and animals.
At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:
- Explain the impacts of iron and vitamin D on the gut microbiome.
- Describe mechanisms that have been put forth to explain how iron and vitamin D supplementation affect intestinal function of the host.
- Communicate the limits of knowledge in this emerging area and the needs for future research.
Moderators: Nana Gletsu Miller, PhD, Purdue University and Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Dietary Iron and the Microbiome
Prof. Michael B. Zimmermann, MD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
- Dietary Vitamin D, Vitamin D Receptor, and Microbiome
Jun Sun, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago