Is growing old an illness?

Ageing - Cafe Scientifique

Café Scientifique with Dr Matthew Piper 

Event details

As the population ages, is there anything we can do to reduce the symptoms of ageing? Can it be considered an illness, for which a cure can and will be sought? Join Dr Matthew Piper to explore current research, and discuss the options available in both the near and distant future.

Dr Matthew Piper is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL. His research focuses on the effect of nutrition on health and the ageing process.

Attending this event

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Free and open for all to attend, join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

A podcast of the discussion is available above.

This event was part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the year. 

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Is growing old an illness? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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