Researchers flouting clinical reporting rules, and linking gut microbes to heart disease and diabetes

January 16, 2020

Sarah Crespi sat down with Distinguished Scholar, Brett Finlay to discuss his findings on the connection between noncommunicable diseases and the microbes that live in our guts. Finlay recently published a study pointing to a connection between non-communicable disease and microbes. Non-communicable diseases (including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer) account for 41 million of all deaths globally, but the spread of non-communicable diseases has been focused on genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors; Finlay’s research suggests that there should be an additional focus on microbes. 

Brett Finlay is a Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Professor, a Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, and Co-Director and Senior Fellow of the CIFAR Humans and Microbes program. He is also co-author of the book Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World. Dr. Finlay is the author of over 500 publications in peer-reviewed journals and served as editor of several professional publications for many years.