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A Review of Current and Emerging Issues for the Gastroenterologist

It is self-evident that the primary role of the digestive system is to extract nutrients from the food we eat and eliminate that which is not needed; furthermore many digestive complaints are induced by eating or by the ingestion of specific food ingredients. However, in gastroenterology education and training, nutrition, as a topic, is often ignored or scarcely discussed, leaving the practitioner ill-equipped to deal with the many nutritional issues that arise in the assessment and management of his or her patient. Nutrition should be at the very core of our understanding of the gut and its function; by making nutrition the focus of this years World Digestive Health Day the World Gastroenterology Organisation brings appropriate attention to the importance of nutrition in digestive health and disease.

Eamonn Quigley, President WGO (2005 - 2009)


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Introduction and Overview

Eamonn M M Quigley
(WGO President 2005 - 2009)

Nutrition in clinical practice: implications, assessment and management

Jon L Shaffer
Director, Intestinal Failure Unit
Hope Hospital and University of Manchester
Salford, UK

Nutrition and healthy bones; an important issue for the gastroenterologist!

Kevin Cashman
Professor of Food and Health
National University of Ireland
Cork, Ireland

The functional food revolution; the roles of probiotics and prebiotics in gastroenterology

Francisco Guarner
Hospital Val d’Hebron
Barcelona, Spain

Obesity and the gastroenterologist

Eamonn M M Quigley
Professor of Medicine and Human Physiology
Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre
National University of Ireland
Cork, Ireland

Food allergy; separating fact from fiction

Jonathan Hourihane
Professor of Pediatrics
National University of Ireland
Cork, Ireland