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More accolades for whole grains

A new study from HNRCA researchers suggests that eating whole grains increases metabolism and calorie loss.

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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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Eat less, live longer

New research from HNRCA scientists finds moderately reducing calories in non-obese people reduces inflammation. Read more.

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HNRCA NL24: Good Food in the Fast Lane

Nutrition scientists are committed to practicing what they preach: to eat healthy. However, many of them don’t have one of the key ingredients usually required for preparing healthy food from scratch.
What ingredient is that? The answer is TIME. Generally speaking, cooking healthy requires conscious planning, preparation, and time! Finding creative and imaginative ways … » read

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Preventing cancer through the gut

Watch a Tufts webinar given by Jimmy Crott, a scientist in our Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Lab.

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Good news for bad knees

Study shows that improving muscle power—rather than strength—helps alleviate pain for osteoarthritis sufferers

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What mothers (and fathers) eat can affect the lifetime health of their children

What some HNRCA researchers have to say about the new concept of paternal influence in health

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