Food and Disease: Dispelling the myths

Lawson researchers explore the benefits of food and lifestyle on disease

April 25, 2012

Healthy living and proper diet are essential to good health, but it’s not clear what does and does not work. At Lawson Health Research Institute, a few of our researchers have focused their studies on what foods and lifestyle habits are beneficial to health.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, the community joined a panel of experts from Lawson for  to learn what science can tell us about the role of food and lifestyle plays in keeping us healthy.

Generously supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Café Scientifique is an open-forum discussion in a casual setting that address health-related issues of popular interest to the general public. Guests can ask questions, participate in discussion, and gain insights from a panel of expert researchers.

The following topics were discussed this year:

  • “Probiotics: Do They Really Work? How Can They Improve Health?” by Dr. Gregor Reid
  • “How Important is Food in Preventing and Treating Cancer?” by Dr. Jim Koropatnick
  • “Reducing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s: What Does and Doesn’t Work” by Dr. Stephen Pasternak

Dr. Jim Koropatnick on Food and Cancer

About Lawson Health Research Institute

As the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care, London, and working in partnership with The University of Western Ontario, Lawson Health Research Institute is committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world.