Whole grains linked to smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure and blood sugar
New HNRCA research finds that eating more whole grains may reduce adverse changes related to heart disease as we age. Read More
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We do not discriminate in employment or scientific on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion disability sex or gender, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information. Read More
Senescent cells shut down cell division and contribute to age-related conditions. Could a food-based molecule could identify and destroy them? We are looking into it. Read More
Is vitamin K the secret key to bone strength?
HNRCA researchers are exploring a surprising possible path to strong bones. Read More
Loss of muscle mass among the elderly can lead to falls.
Falls may be accelerated by sarcopenia, a condition that can start as early as our 30s, according to expert Dr. Roger Fielding of the HNRCA. Read More
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. Our research teams focus on improving quality of life as we age in the areas of bone and muscle; cardiovascular health; cancer; cognition; dietary patterns; vision and obesity, diabetes and metabolism.