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Probiotics, Nutrition, and Aging Successfully

Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

OASIS at the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105  + Google Map

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Junior Academy Members, middle and high school students welcome. Register below.

Featured Speaker: John E. Morley, M.B., B.Ch., Professor and Division Chief, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics – Internal Medicine

As we age, we become ever more susceptible to infectious diseases, gastrointestinal issues, and increased antibiotic use that can lead to diarrhea and other intestinal ailments. Increasingly, science is taking note of and explorinProbiotics-Can-Increase-The-Obesity-And-Affect-Your-Healthg the significant role a healthy functioning digestive system plays in our overall health.

The use of probiotics throughout the world to maintain health has been noted for generations. But the practice of adding ‘friendly’ bacteria, or probiotics, to the diet to promote immune and intestinal function is only recently becoming more popular in the U.S. Are probiotics a miracle cure-all for what ails us? Just exactly what are probiotics? What works and what doesn’t? Join us for a fascinating look at what the science says on supplements and health as we uncover some of the mystery and misinformation that surrounds the use of probiotics, nutrition, and healthy aging.

Probiotics, Nutrition, and Aging Successfully is an On Science Series partnership of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and OASIS St. Louis and an On the Menu: The Science of Food offering of The Academy of Science – St. Louis.

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Monday, June 27, 2016
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10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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OASIS at the Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
+ Google Map