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Date:
May 14, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Oak Room, Main Library
Address:
55 W. 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact:
650-522-7818
Cost:
Free
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Keto to Life: the Cutting Edge of Nutrition Geroscience in an Aging World

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How does a ketogenic diet affect aging and memory? Exercise, fasting, and dietary restriction all work to promote health by activating specific cellular signaling pathways. Learn about an emerging signaling metabolite, the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate, and the roles it may have in responding to stressors and regulating healthspan. This program is presented by the Library's Biotechnology Learning Center. **Oak Room, First Floor**

Assistant professor John Newman, MD, PhD is a physician/scientist focused on translating our expanding understanding of aging biology to improve the care and help maintain the independence of older adults. His research at the Buck Institute focuses on the effects of a ketogenic diet, in particular the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate, and how its molecular signaling regulates aging and memory in mice. Dr. Newman is also a geriatrician who cares for hospitalized older adults at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, focusing on preserving mobility and delirium.