Not a mid-life crisis

University of Auckland
Publication date:
27 June 2018, 6:00pm - 27 June 2018, 8:00pm
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University of Auckland, lecture theatre 007, building 505, Grafton campus, 85 Park Road, Auckland
Dr Jo Perry

From beating breast cancer to choosing foods that preserve muscle and prevent inflammation, join the Liggins Institute for a fascinating evening focused on staying healthy in middle age.

You’ll hear from Dr Jo Perry who is developing a new cancer drug that could improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy. Find out why Dr Perry expects this drug to work for both breast AND endometrial cancer, and why blocking the action of growth hormones is critical to its success.

You’ll also hear from Professor of Nutrition David Cameron-Smith about how to avoid the unhealthy traps of middle age. Our nutritional needs change as we age, and Professor Cameron-Smith will explain how the right diet and exercise can help you prevent or manage disease, maintain muscle strength and avoid unhealthy weight gain.

Plus, help is on hand if you’re one of the many people who suffer from food intolerance. Research Fellow Dr Amber Milan will explain how we identify the culprits in our food that cause tummy troubles (often not the components you expect), and the environmental factors that cause food intolerances to fluctuate over time.

Last updated: 2018-06-07