Metabolism: What it is and How to Keep that Youthful Bounce

Science on Tap

Metabolism: What it is and How to Keep that Youthful Bounce

Presented by
UI Research Development Office
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Science is brewing at Hancher’s Stanley Café! Science on Tap is an informal forum for UI researchers to engage the campus and the local community in a discussion of science in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Please join us March 29 from 5:30-6:30 pm for Science on Tap during the weekly Thursday Nights at Hancher program.

Metabolism is our body’s operating system. Every idea and feeling we have, every move we make, and every aspect of our body’s processing of food and resistance to stress and disease depends on metabolism. 

A substance called NAD is the central mediator of metabolism. NAD is required for our conversion of food to energy, our production of and response to hormones, and our ability to repair our DNA. Many stress and disease processes attack our NAD, thereby weakening our metabolism and our defenses. Furthermore, NAD declines in aging, which depresses our metabolism and the function of all of our organ systems.

This talk will introduce metabolism to a lay audience with an emphasis on the central functions of NAD. We’ll also address best practices in healthy aging and current hot topics in metabolism and aging research.

Speaker: Charles Brenner (Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine)

Light entrees, snacks, and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Stanley Café.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1158.