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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.

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Talk and Taste: Cooking with Herbs and Spices

The next Talk and Taste is April 5th at the HNRCA!

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Another reason to eat oats for heart health

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

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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.

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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”

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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.

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Possible additional protection against the flu virus

Recent research from the Nutritional Immunology lab published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests wolfberry (gojiberry) may increase the activity of dendritic cells, which play an important role in the ability of the immune system to fight against viral infections. Click the image for the abstract.

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Turmeric, a popular Asian spice may have health benefits

Curcumin, the principal component of turmeric, may influence lipid metabolism and restrain atherogenesis. A recent study from the Vascular Biology Lab furthers research on the benefits of curcumin in relation to high fat diet-induced thickening of artery walls. Click the image to read more.

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Minding the Multi

4 HNRCA scientists participate in a roundtable discussion about the science of multivitamins- do they actually help?

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Possible additional protection against the flu virus- old

Recent research from the Nutritional Immunology lab published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests wolfberry (gojiberry) may increase the activity of dendritic cells, which play an important role in the ability of the immune system to fight against viral infections. Click the image for the article.

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