Nicole de Wit

Nicole de Wit

About her:

Dr. Nicole de Wit is a senior research scientist at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research with major expertise in gut physiology. At the department of Human Nutrition of Wageningen University, she previously explored the role of nutrition, and especially high fat diets, on intestinal physiology at the molecular level in various mouse models. In her current job at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, she is involved in multiple projects that study the role of fibres and pre- and probiotics in gastrointestinal health using in vitro models as well as animal models (piglets) and human intervention trials. Currently, she is also involved in public private partnership (PPP) projects in which the role of nutrition is studied to improve quality of life of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients and how personalized dietary advice on fibre intake can empower consumers to make the right choices for improved health or reduced health risk.


About her talk:

"Consumption of extrinsic wheat fibre enhances fecal bulk and stool frequency"

The results she will present at the Dietary Fibre Conference 2018 are obtained from a randomized controlled trial in which subjects were provided with food products enriched in fibres or control products (not fibre-enriched). The effect of a fibre-enriched diet on fecal bulk, stool pattern, gastrointestinal wellbeing and satiety was explored.