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What’s So Great About Yogurt?

We are looking at the connections between yogurt and immune response, infectious disease, susceptibility to cancer, inflammatory markers, cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, energy metabolism and cognitive function.

Tufts Talks Obesity

Join us Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:30-5:00 p.m. Behrakis Auditorium 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

Featuring presentations and a panel discussion with leading HNRCA and Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy faculty and scientists

Milestone Anniversaries

We have 18 individuals celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to the HNRCA in 2015. Click the image to see the list. Congratulations and thanks for your contributions!

The real problem with eating out

New HNRCA research reveals fast food portion sizes and product formulation changed little between 1996 and 2013. “The take-home message is that we can’t just attribute the obesity epidemic to the simple, knee-jerk explanation of portion size,” says Alice H. Lichtenstein on her recent study.

Combating Pneumonia with vitamin E

The Nutritional Immunology Lab recently published a paper in “The Journal of Immunology” showing that extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia.

Folate and breast cancer risk

New findings from the Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Lab on the effects of alcohol consumption on breast folate levels and increased breast cancer risk published in the journal “Carcinogenesis”

New evidence that dietary lycopene may prevent liver cancer

Evidence that dietary lycopene may prevent high fat diet-promoted liver cancer incidence, recently published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research

Volunteers for research studies

We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in exciting nutrition research studies being conducted here at the HNRCA. Learn more about being involved and our current studies…