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4 HNRCA scientists participate in a roundtable discussion about the science of multivitamins- do they actually help?
The next Talk and Taste event, Low-Calorie Cooking, is November 16th at the HNRCA. It will include a lecture on the cooking low- calorie meals, a cooking demonstration of 2 recipes, gardening tips and tasting! Registration is limited, 5$, and required.
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.
Alan Shulder, M.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine , and Clinical and Translational Research Institute Talk Title: Plain People, Complex Genetics: Implications for Human Health and Disease for All
A fat molecule that might factor in muscle decline in aging? Read new HNRCA research on muscle deterioration in older adults.
A new publication in the British Journal of Nutrition by Martha Savaria Morris and Paul Jacques (Nutritional Epidemiology Program at the HNRCA) reports that a high protein diet and exercise can be beneficial to maintaining muscle mass at any age. Click to the left to learn more.
Wolfberry, or goji berry, has been used as a medicinal food in China for some time. A study from the Nutritional Immunology Laboratory has shown the berry to enhance immune response in mice and possibly decrease influenza infection. Click to the left to read the abstract.
Age-related eye diseases is expected to rise with the aging of the population. Click on the image to read a new study co-authored by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson of the Carotenoids and Health Lab focused on vitamins C and E, β-carotene, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids and eye health.
The goal of the HNRCA is to explore the relationship between nutrition, physical activity, and healthy and active aging. Click the photo to learn more about the Center.
Andrew Greenberg of the Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory co-authored a study published in the “Journal of Lipid Research”, showing that the absence of Perilipin-2 prevents high-fat diet -induced obesity in male and female mice. Click to the left to read the abstract.