Next Science Pub Corvallis looks at healthy living

Join OSU faculty for an evening of food, drink and enlightenment during the second Science Pub Corvallis, which takes place April 13.

Jeff Klawson of fermentation science explains the intricacies of beer during the first Science Pub Corvallis held in March at Old World Deli. The event drew a standing-room only crowd. (photo: Theresa Hogue)

Jeff Klawson of fermentation science explains the intricacies of beer during the first Science Pub Corvallis held in March at Old World Deli. The event drew a standing-room only crowd. (photo: Theresa Hogue)

This month’s topic is “Eat Smart, Get Active, Age Well,” and features OSU’s own Kathy Gunter and Emily Ho.
If you want to age healthfully, eating right and exercising are half the battle for prevention and management of the chronic diseases that often come with getting older. Despite popular perceptions that the science is “always changing” regarding what foods and activities promote good health, the truth is the body of scientific evidence points convincingly toward multiple steps that most people can take with solid expectations for success.

Kathy Gunter, a researcher in OSU’s Center for Health Aging Research and an assistant professor in Health and Human Sciences will focus on exercise as medicine. Gunter’s NIH-backed research has documented health benefits of some remarkably simple exercises, including physical activity that can help slow the loss of bone mass in older adults.

Emily Ho, a principal investigator at Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and an associate professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences, will share practical tips on good food choices for disease prevention, including what foods have strong cancer-fighting properties. Her work has included studies of green tea and soy, as well as broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, and has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute.

Learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading researchers and scientists, all while enjoying food and drinks. Don’t expect a remote speaker behind a distant podium. Instead, experience an informal atmosphere where you can interact with experts and where there are no silly questions.

No scientific background is required; just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge. Science Pub is open to anyone and everyone, no admission fee or RSVP required. The first Science Pub Corvallis was standing-room only, so come early in order to get a seat, and make sure to get dinner and a drink before the discussion begins.

For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, please contact sciencepub@omsi.edu. You can also join the Science Pub Corvallis Facebook group or call 503-797-4517.

Science Pub Corvallis begins at 6 p.m. April 13 at Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St., Corvallis.

~ Todd Simmons

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