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Nutrition Facts label redesign

Dr. Alice Lichtenstein talks with Tufts Now on the first Nutrition Facts label upgrade since its creation 20 years ago.

Another reason to eat oats for heart health

Oats appear to subdue the process associated with the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries).

Lobby Garden

The HNRCA and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society are combining resources to raise vegetables in a new indoor garden in the lobby. Read more about the partnership and the garden by clicking on the image.

The link between coffee and brain health

An interview with Dr. Barbara Shukitt-Hale of the Neuroscience and Aging Lab, on her recent publication  “Coffee, but not caffeine, has positive effects on cognition and psychomotor behavior in aging”

Working to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes

The trial, D2d, is the first definitive large-scale trial (in 17 states) to investigate if a Vitamin D supplementation helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, Director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the HNRCA, is the co-investigator on the project.

Variants in genes can account for macronutrient intake.

Research involving HNRCA scientists shows that variants in genes involved in nutrient metabolism and obesity are associated with macronutrient consumption. Click the image for the abstract.      

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…