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Eat Your Yogurt! Biotics: Pre-, Pro-, and Anti-

Mondays, September 11, 18, 25; October 2
2-4 p.m.
2D Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville
Registration Deadline: September 4
Class Limit: 48

Our course will focus on the establishment and complexity of the microbiome (the bacteria in the human digestive tract), its importance and ecology, and what happens when it is disrupted. We will discuss pre-, pro,- and antibiotic therapies and their effects on the microbiome. The evolution of self- and non-self-recognition will also be explained in relation to the microbiome, including failures in the system that can result in disease. Other topics will include the microbiome in neonatal development, the hygiene hypothesis of allergic disease, and the use of antibiotic growth promoters in food animals.

INSTRUCTORS: J. E. Butler, emeritus professor of immunology/microbiology in the Carver College of Medicine, has more than 40 years of experience studying the development of the immune system in neonates. Ekhardt Ziegler is a retired pediatric nutritionist. David Elliot is current head of gastroenterology in the Carver College of Medicine.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.

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