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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. 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.

Recent Twitter activity

New findings from @JMHNRCA @siminnikbinmeyd published in @SOJ_Nutritional show 8-9 servings of fruits and veggies added to a high fat diet significantly reduced weight gain.

New findings from @USDA_ARS @larry_parnell @JMHNRCA @jordovas56 in @AJCNutrition #Carbohydrate and fat intake associated with risk of metabolic diseases through epigenetics of #CPT1A

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