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November 12, 2015

Food for Thought — What’s Lurking Inside Us?

OTTAWA, November 12, 2015 — The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum hosts its second Food For Thought lecture, entitled “The Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease — What’s Lurking Inside?” on Sunday, November 15, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Museum.

Hear Dr. Alain Stintzi, Professor and Vice Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Ottawa, talk about bacterial microbes — your best friends and your worst enemies!

There is a huge diversity of bacterial microbes situated in the digestive tract. Recent studies suggest that the types of bacteria present in the intestinal tracts of healthy people may be important in maintaining proper health. Conversely, an imbalance in these microbes is associated with the development of diseases or pathological conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease.

This lecture series, presented in partnership with the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, is part of the Museum’s initiative to offer interesting, engaging, and fun food literacy programming for all ages.

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Lecture is free with Museum admission.



Joanne Ghiz
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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