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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.

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The gut-muscle axis

Recent published findings show the gut microbiome may be...

Nutrition needs change as we age

See what users of MyPlate for Older Adults have...

Eating for Healthy Eyes

“The most common form of AMD doesn’t really have...
Senior woman with weights in a group

From the lab to the real world: program to improve elderly mobility is feasible in community

Structured exercise program for older, sedentary adults is possible,...

Clarifying the role of whole grains

HNRCA scientists recently published a study clarifying the role...