Is Your Gut Leaking? #566
July 12, 2020
Image from U. S. Department of Agriculture
This week we're busting the human gut wide open with Dr. Alessio Fasano from the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. Join host Anika Hazra for our discussion separating fact from fiction on the controversial topic of leaky gut syndrome. We cover everything from what causes a leaky gut to interpreting the results of a gut microbiome test!
- Alessio Fasano
Dr. Alessio Fasano is the W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the Director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MGH. In 2000, Dr. Fasano's group discovered zonulin, a protein involved in the opening and closing of "tight junctions" in the intestine and other parts of the body. His early research on the role of zonulin in maintaining a balanced gut microbiome has been instrumental in the condition often referred to as "leaky gut". He is the author of "Gluten Freedom" and coauthor of the upcoming "Gut Feelings: The Microbiome and Human Health" from MIT press, which will be released in early 2021. He is on the Science Advisory Board of Viome. (Photo by MGH Photography)
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