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Going with your gut

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 6:04pm

Your health and wellbeing starts from the inside out.

With that in mind, your diet and gut health is highly important when maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Food for Thought is an event taking place in Cork on 19 September where eating for your digestive health is on the menu. A three course meal, designed to support your microbiome and health will be on offer while participants will hear from the APC Microbiome Institute Researchers on how our food choices effect the composition of microbes in our gut and overall health.

Speakers include Professor John Cryan who will speak about how our gut microbes manipulate our brains. Professor Cryan is Chair of The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and is a principal investigator at The APC Microbiome Institute in UCC.

Dr Susan Joyce will discuss how our gut bacteria regulates cholesterol and weight gain. Dr Joyce is a member of APC Faculty and lecturer in biochemistry at the APC Microbiome Institute.

Dr John O'Grady will talk about the role of fibre in our diet, he is currently investigating the role of fibre in bowel diseases at the APC Microbiome Institute as part of specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology. The event is €45 per person and is taking place in The Cornstore. Limited tickets are available, phone 021-4274777 to book or email

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