James W. Freston Conference

Food at the Intersection of Gut Health and Disease 

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Thank you for joining us at the 2019 James W. Freston Conference: Food at the Intersection of Gut Health and Disease. 2019 Freston, sponsored by the AGA Institute Council Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Section, and led by course directors William Chey, MD, AGAF, Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF, and Gerard E. Mullin, MD, AGAF, examined the care of GI patients through diet. Among the eight key insights attendees learned was that:

1. Personalized nutrition is important.
2. Dietary therapy is key to managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
3. There has been a reported increase in those with food allergies, sensitivities, celiac disease and other adverse reactions to food.
4. There is currently insufficient evidence to support a gluten-free diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
5. When working with patients on the low-FODMAP or other restrictive diets, it is important to know their food and eating history.
6. The general population in the U.S. has increased the adoption of a gluten-free diet although the number of cases of celiac disease has not increased.
7. Food can induce symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
8. The focus on nutrition education must continue!

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8 insights about diet and gut health.

The 2020 James W. Freston Conference is on GI Organoids and Engineered Organ Systems. Stay tuned for more information about date, location and event details.