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VIDEO: PhD student Hat Sawaengrsi talks about her research on the effects of excess folic acid on our immune system.
There is new additional evidence involving HNRCA research that physical activity can improve the independence of older adults. Click the image to read the press release.
Dr. Alice Lichtenstein talks with Tufts Now on the first Nutrition Facts label upgrade since its creation 20 years ago.
The next Talk and Taste is April 5th at the HNRCA!
Oats appear to subdue the process associated with the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries).
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.