Institute for Ageing

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An age-old problem: What causes ageing and is there anything we can do about it?

There are lots of skin creams, dietary supplements etc. that are marketed for their 'antioxidant' activity to protect against ageing. However, there is little scientific evidence to support antioxidants being effective as an anti-ageing intervention.

Date/Time: 1st July 2019 @ 12:30 - 1:30 pm (refreshments available from 12:20pm)

Venue: Copthorne Hotel, The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RT

  • Do antioxidants protect against ageing?
  • Can ageing be delayed by drugs, exercise, diet?
  • Is there scientific evidence to back up these interventions?
  • How can current and future research in this area provide new or improved strategies to prevent and treat age-associated diseases?

Find out the answers to these questions and more at this event on 1st July 2019. The event is for anyone with an interest in ageing and anti-ageing interventions.

Professor Malcolm Jackson, University of Liverpool will open the event, followed by a panel discussion on the effect of antioxidants as an anti-ageing intervention and other ageing-related questions.

The panel will consist of experts in ageing research:

- Professor Tom Kirkwood, Newcastle University
- Professor John Mathers, Newcastle University
- Dr Joao Passos, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions on how current and future research in this area may provide new or improved strategies to prevent and treat age-associated diseases. 

This event is free but registration is required. Please click the register button at the top of the page to book your place. You must be logged in to register. 

Refreshments will be available from 12:00, the event will begin at 12:30.