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Small increases in physical activity, big impact

New HNRCA research published in PLOS ONE found that adding 48 minutes of moderate exercise per week helps overall physical functioning and decreases risk of immobility in older adults who are sedentary.

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USDA Officials Hopeful on HNRCA Funding

Head of the Agricultural Research Service lauds nutrition science work done at Tufts during a visit.
 

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Encouraging funding news

The Senate Subcommittee approved the FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill which rejects an administration proposal to close 17 Department of Agriculture research centers, including the HNRCA.
 

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Who measures all those nutrients in what we eat, anyway?

If you go into Whole Foods right now and find the bagged kale, they have the vitamin K content advertised right on the bag—and that came from here,” says Sarah Booth, Interim Center director and director of the center’s Vitamin K Laboratory.

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A new natural form of vitamin K in dietary sources

New research from our Vitamin K Lab sheds light on Vitamin K and its significant presence in some dairy products

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Nutrition needs change as we age

Learn more about MyPlate for Older Adults from the HNRCA!

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A common food pigment may fight cancer

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been linked to a lower risk of lung cancer. A new study from our Nutrition & Cancer Biology found that a red pigment in red peppers and oranges could be one reason.

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Our research

Our work fosters better understanding of the aging process and identifies the best nutrition, physical activity and healthy living choices that encourage vitality.

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New sugar-sweetened beverages findings

New research published in the Journal of Nutrition finds that regular intake of sugary beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with prediabetes.

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Rethinking the glycemic index

New findings from the Cardiovascular Nutrition Lab question the reliability of glycemic index values. Read more

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