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This webinar, in the Hot Topic series, will provide an overview of the immune system, changes over the life course, and the implications to an ageing population. During the 60 minute webinar, Professor Philip Calder will provide insight to: 

  • Immune system changes over the life course
  • The ageing population – numbers, morbidities, costs
  • How the immune system changes in older people (thymus, cells, low grade inflammation) – effects on infection risk, vaccination response and non-communicable disease risk    
  • Why good nutrition is important for supporting the immune system (and modulating low grade inflammation)
  • Some specifics on nutrition and immune decline in ageing
  • Microbiota interacts with the host immune system
  • Microbiota changes with ageing
  • Probiotics and age-related immune decline