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Healthy diets for healthy bodies

Please note that this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. Open to all ages.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30 to 9.30pm
King’s Head, 1 Roehampton High Street,
London SW15 4HL
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You are what you eat and even more! Discover how diet affects your body and how millions of little guests in your gut help you in way you have never imagined. Join us for a great night of science chat and for a chance to win Pint of Science goodies!

Diet and health:What is your gut microbiota doing for you?

We have billions of very different and distinct groups of microbial friends in our colon and we excrete the weight of 15 cows worth of faecal bacteria extraction in our lifetimes! This is the reason why faeces are the best and the least invasive way to study them. Here we go, this should answer one of the most common questions I’m often asked: ‘Can I have some of your poo please!? Answer: ‘Really?! Why do you need to study my poo!?’ Well, please not be shy…Today, I will tell you more about the link between you, diet and your belly!’

Healthy diets for healthy ageing: what are the secrets?

Foods and drinks derived from plants are extremely rich in bioactive compounds called polyphenols, which play a big role in healthy ageing and chronic disease prevention. Today I will talk to you about how they help us maintain a healthy body, and delay aging-related impairments.