Nutrition Research for Digestive Health

Project: Research

Project Details


Through collaborations with the Queensland Health Service, BUND RG has a strength in generating and translating evidence to inform nutrition and dietetic practice to improve the management of digestive diseases and optimise digestive health.

Currently active projects

The GINGer And the GUT microbiota (GINGA GUT) Study
Chief investigator: Prof Liz Isenring, Bond University
Co-investigators: Megan Crichton (PhD Scholar, APD), Assistant Professor Skye Marshall (PhD, APD), Dr Wolfgang Marx (APD, PhD), A/Prof Anna Lohning.
Research aim: To assess the effect of a standardised ginger (Zingiber officinale) root powder supplementation on the beta diversity of gastrointestinal microbiota and related outcomes (bowel habits, depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, quality of life, adverse events) compared to placebo in health adults aged 18 - 30 years.
Research setting: Community.
Registration: ACTRN12620000302954p

The effect of ginger on human health: an umbrella review
Chief investigator: Megan Crichton (PhD Scholar, APD)
Co-investigators: Assistant Professor Skye Marshall (PhD, APD), Dr Wolfgang Marx (APD, PhD), A/Prof Anna Lohning, Prof Liz Isenring (PhD, AdvAPD), Ali Davidson (PhD Scholar, APD), Celia Innerarity (APD).
Research aim: To synthesise the highest quality evidence available to evaluate the effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on any pathophysiological process or health condition in vivo, in vitro, and in silico.
Registration: PROSPERO (pending)
Effective start/end date1/01/14 → …

Related Research Outputs

Early Signs of Impaired Gut Function Affect Daily Functioning in Patients With Advanced Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy

Van der Meij, B. S., Deutz, N. E. P., Rodriguez, R. E. & Engelen, M. P., 8 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • A Lack of Knowledge and a Fear of Food Triggers Suffering in Patients with a History of Acute Diverticulitis: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

    Eberhardt, F., Jenkins-Chapman, J., Nucera, R., Dalwood, P., Canavan, R. & Marshall, S., Sep 2019, In : Clinical Nutrition. 38, S1, p. S180 MON-PO330.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 76 Downloads (Pure)

    Analysis of the Effects of Dietary Pattern on the Oral Microbiome of Elite Endurance Athletes

    Murtaza, N., Burke, L. M., Vlahovich, N., Charlesson, B., O'Neill, H. M., Ross, M. L., Campbell, K. L., Krause, L. & Morrison, M., 13 Mar 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 3, 614.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    135 Downloads (Pure)