Aging and dietary supplements - correcting some myths. With Michael C Price.

Venue: Room 416, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX Date: Sunday 28th March 2010 Time: 2pm-4pm
About the talk: This talk will review where we are (and aren't) with respect to understanding aging. It will cover theories of aging, and the (largely failed) promises of gerontologists and immortalists, past and present. It will then make some suggestions for what we can do now - including a discussion of which dietary supplements may work, which may not, and why dietary supplements are generally discredited.
The talk should be of interest to any futurists who wish to increase the likelihood of people living longer to see more of the future unfold!
About the speaker: Michael Price trained as a physicist and has a BSc and MSc from Imperial College, London, where he studied unified field theories. He has been involved in UK cryonics, extropianism and futurism for 30 years.
There's no charge to attend this meeting, and everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to make comments. Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those who are able to stay.
Why not join some of the Meetup regulars for a drink and/or light lunch beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a table where there's a copy of the Stephen Hall's book "Merchants of immortality: chasing the dream of human life extension" displayed.
About the venue: Room 416 is on the fourth floor (via the lift near reception) in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.
Reminder: This meetup is happening on a Sunday, rather than on a Saturday.

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  • terence f.

    It seems thaT we may or may not add supplements of natural or composed form and it will not make any difference to our life span. Even exercise apperars to be of no benefit. Perhaps our experience of life may be improved by being fitter.

    We discussed optimum quantities and the confounding effect of creating shortages by taking supplements. It was noted that GPs might not see a need for the suppllements based on the assumption of a balanced diet, whatever that may mean. I shall just eat my 5 a day plus protein and take my multivitamin & minerals tab and my fish oil.
    It's all in the mind, you know.

    March 28, 2010

  • Jay D.

    Good speaker, good topic, good discussion...

    March 28, 2010

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