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The Human Microbiome, Diet, and Health

Workshop Summary


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-26585-0ISBN-10: 0-309-26585-1


The Food Forum convened a public workshop on February 22–23, 2012, to explore current and emerging knowledge of the human microbiome, its role in human health, its interaction with the diet, and the translation of new research findings into tools and products that improve the nutritional quality of the food supply. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. Box O-1 provides definitions of the human microbiome and other key terms used throughout this report.


Rapporteurs: Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, Emily Tomayko

This study was supported by Contract Nos. AG-3A94-P-11-0081, FS-11-DC-01, and CNPP/IOM-11-01 (U.S. Department of Agriculture), N01-OD-4-2139 ( National Institutes of Health), and HHSF22301020T (Food and Drug Administration) with the National Academy of Sciences. Additional support came from Abbott Laboratories, Cargill, Coca-Cola Company, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, McDonald’s, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Monsanto, Nestlé Nutrition, and PepsiCo.

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2013. The human microbiome, diet, and health: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 2013, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK109559PMID: 23967499DOI: 10.17226/13522


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