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About the HNRCA

The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, located in Boston, MA, is one of six human nutrition research centers supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We are a bench to bedside research center that generates translational scientific results. We make significant research contributions to U.S. and international nutritional and physical activity recommendations, public policy, and clinical healthcare. The HNRCA engages in collaborations with leading federal agencies, academic institutions and industry.


Small increase, big reward

In new research from the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence...
By ddutch01 | September 28, 2017 | HP Right Blog List

Eating for Healthy Eyes

“The most common form of AMD doesn’t really have...
By ddutch01 | September 28, 2017 | HP Right Blog List

A new natural form of vitamin K in dietary sources

New research from our Vitamin K Lab sheds light...
By ddutch01 | June 5, 2017 | HP Right Blog List

Nutrition needs change as we age

See what users of MyPlate for Older Adults have...
By ddutch01 | April 25, 2017 | HP Right Blog List

A common food pigment may fight cancer

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been linked...
By ddutch01 | January 26, 2017 | HP Right Blog List