This book presents the latest insights into the role of nutrition and diet in the pathophysiology and clinical outcome of many digestive diseases, including gastrointestinal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux,gastroparesis, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, autism and other severe neurological diseases, and liver disease. The editors have aimed to build upon the dissemination of scientific information on human health and nutrition that took place at Expo Milano 2015 (theme: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”) by bringing together distinguished experts in gastroenterology from prestigious Italian universities and hospital centers to tackle novel topics in human nutrition and diet. In the context of modern, high tech gastroenterology, it is easy to neglect or underplay the importance of factors such as nutrition. Readers will find this book to be an excellent source of the most recently acquired scientific knowledge on the topic, and a worthy legacy of Expo Milano 2015.
Enzo Grossi, MD, is a specialist in Gastroenterology who since 2014 has acted as Scientific Advisor for the Expo 2015 Italian Pavilion and as a member of the Scientific Committee of Expo Milano 2015. Starting 2012, he has been Scientific Advisor at the Bracco Foundation in Milan and he currently collaborates also with the Faculty of Arts, Tourism and Markets of IULM University in Milan and the Social Science Faculty of Bologna Alma Mater University. Professor Grossi is the author of 380 publications indexed in Google Scholar and 151 full papers indexed in PubMed. In addition he is the author of about 50 chapters in books and the editor of 20 books or special issues of scientific journals. He is a member of a variety of scientific societies and scientific boards.
Fabio Pace, MD, graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Palermo and in 1983 completed his specialization in Digestive Diseases at the same university. He became an Assistant Researcher in Zurich and Johannesburg and then Assistant and subsequently Consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Hospital University Centre "L. Sacco", Milan. Since November 2006 he has been an Assistant Professor at the Milan University. Dr. Pace has undertaken studies on gastroesophageal reflux disease, disorders of the digestive motility, functional pathology in gastroenterology, and psychogastroenterologyand has published more than 200 articles. He is also the author of 14 books on gastroenterology. Dr. Pace is a member of several scientific societies (GETS, Aigo, EAGE, GISMAD) and acts as a referee for various international journals.