40 mins

Menopause, hormones and the gut microbiome

Brandilyn A. Peters-Samuelson

Menopause, hormones and the gut microbiome

Brandilyn A. Peters-Samuelson



40 mins

Part of the symposium ‘Yakult Science Study Day ‘Gut’ to grips with the science

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Session Outlines and Learning Objectives

About the session

During menopause, women experience declines in oestrogen levels, and related symptoms and health effects. Menopause may also impact the microbiome. Interactions of the gut microbiota with sex hormones may underlie changes in the gut microbiome during menopause, with potential health consequences. This presentation will cover the changes in the gut microbiome during aging and menopause and the potential health consequences of microbe-hormone interactions.

Watch this session to:


  • Changes in the gut microbiome during aging and menopause
  • Interaction of the gut microbiome with sex hormones and vaginal health
  • Potential health consequences of microbe-hormone interactions


  • Clinical importance of menopause
  • Functions of the gut microbiome
  • Gut health during menopause


  • Describe gut microbiome-hormone interactions and the gut-vagina axis
  • Describe aging and menopause effects on the gut microbiome
  • Have familiarity with current state of research on menopause, hormones, and microbiome
Melissa Mogor

Guest speaker

Brandilyn A. Peters-Samuelson
PhD, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

Dr. Peters-Samuelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Peters-Samuelson’s multi-faceted research explores the influence of exogenous and endogenous factors such as diet, menopause, and sex hormones on the gut microbiome, and the contributions of the gut microbiota to cardiometabolic diseases.

Melissa Mogor


Dr Emily Prpa
Science Manager, Yakult UK & Ireland

Dr Emily Prpa is an award-winning nutritionist, with a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. Her research focused on the therapeutic effects of plant-based foods. Today she specialises in nutrition communications and is considered one of the leading experts in her field. Emily is currently the Science Manager at Yakult Science for Health UK & Ireland.

View Dr Emily Prpa’s introduction

Part of the symposium series:

Yakult Science Study Day

‘Gut’ to grips with the science


This symposium is approved for CPD by the AfN

You are welcome to attend individual sessions. CPD certificates will be issued based on length of total time attended.


Gut health and the microbiome are areas that many registrants provide advice on. Therefore this study day will provide a opportunity to hear about the latest research developments to ensure their knowledge is up to date.

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This webinar is being run in association with Yakult Science for Health and
The Gastroenterology Group of the British Dietetic Association.

Yakult Science for Health are committed to promoting HCP knowledge of the gut microbiota, probiotics and gut health. The Yakult Company supports and funds independent medical and scientific research worldwide.

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About The Gastroenterology Group of the British Dietetic Association
The Gastroenterology group of the British Dietetic Association is a specialist group which is open for all BDA members with a keen interest in all things gastrointestinal. We support and develop high quality evidence based dietetic practice in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, through the channels of social media, event days and resources. All whilst, promoting the benefit of a dietitian’s role in this unique specialism. @BDA_Gastro on both Twitter and Instagram – our Instagram is newly set up and we will be focusing on one topic per month.
BDA’s IBS food fact sheet here

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