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COVID19 - Trusted guidance
To help you manage your health in this challenging situation, we offer a list of trusted resources. Read More
The cognitive benefits of flavonoid-rich foods
Study shows low intake of flavonoid-rich foods linked with higher Alzheimer’s risk over 20 years Read More
Ten nutrients to know
Which nutrients do we have to be particularly careful about getting enough of? What happens if we don’t? And what foods can we find them in? Read More
Is it time we all ate bugs?
Insects are nutritious, delicious, and good for the environment. We are looking at just what the health impacts of insect-based foods are. Read More
Delivering our research
Some of the most powerful contributions to nutrition science by the HNRCA Read More
The impact of healthy fats on chronic inflammation
A small randomized trial compares how omega-3s DHA and EPA work on inflammation in aging adults 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.