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UCI Faculty Talk: “The Truth about Dietary Supplements,” with Mahtab Jafari

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Meet with UCI Professor Mahtab Jafari to learn about the facts of dietary supplements and how to live a healthy lifestyle.


About this event:

In this new book by Professor Mahtab Jafari, you’ll learn:

• A few basic facts about dietary supplements―Who makes them? Who sells them? Who is regulating them?

• Why we may need to take supplements

• The science behind supplements, both real and contrived

• The role the media plays in our education about dietary supplements

• How to assess what you truly need and assure the quality of the supplements you take

• What to ask your healthcare provider to ensure you’re making the right choices


Chef Jessica Van Roo will demonstrate some simple dishes that boost your immune system, naturally.


Mahtab Jafari is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the director of the UCI Center for Healthspan Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on slowing the aging process and adding healthy years to human life through a science that she introduced—Healthspan Pharmacology. Dr. Jafari is passionate about educating and inspiring her students and the community to adopt a healthy lifestyle.