New Insights into Cardiovascular Disease: The Role of the Gut Microbiome
This session will focus on the relationship between the gut microbiome and the development of CVD. New research suggests that certain foods/dietary patterns increase the production of TMAO by the gut microbiome and this increases CVD development and other metabolic dysfunction. A review of dietary patterns and nutrients that impact the gut microbiome and the risk for CVD will be presented.
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning
- Describe the role of the gut microbiome as it contributes to CVD
- Describe the link between dietary intake and the production of TMAO and the metabolic consequences of increasing levels of TMAO
- Identify dietary patterns and nutrients that impact the gut microbiome and increase the risk for CVD
- 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics
knowledge and trends.
- 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as
well as the biological, physical and social sciences in
- 4.2.6 Analyzes and synthesizes information and
identifies new information, patterns and findings.
Stephanie Harris, PhD, RDN, LD
Assistant Professor; Faculty Co-Lead – Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Mark Brown, PhD
Associate Staff – Department of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Sciences Director of Research – Center for Microbiome & Human Health
Joanne Slavin, PhD, RDN
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota