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Anorexia & Gut Bacteria

Anorexia & Gut Bacteria
Making sure that you're healthy from the inside out is extremely important, especially since most of your health comes from your gut.

You might have been hearing about the microbiome and why you need it in order to be healthy.

Microbiomes help you break down food for energy, produce vitamins, and protect your body against germs.

Recent research has looked at the healthy microbe-gut-brain connection and metabolic function and weight regulation.

What if you have an eating disorder like anorexia? Does that damage your microbiome?

Listen in as Susan C. Kleiman, BSFS, discusses gut bacteria and anorexia.
Featured Speaker:
Susan C. Kleiman, BSFS
Susan KleimanSusan Kleiman is a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She received her BSFS in International Economics from Georgetown University in 2005, where she focused on economic development and Southeast Asian studies, before spending four years in the global banking industry, including a two-year assignment in Vietnam.

Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she worked as a Research Associate at Cincinnati Children's Hospital investigating nutrition and physical activity in preschool-aged children attending full-time daycare. Susan's primary research interests include re-feeding protocols for patients with anorexia nervosa, as well as changes in the intestinal microbiota and related metabolites during the re-feeding process.