A recent study found that epicatechin—a flavonoid found in cocoa, green tea, and certain fruits and beans—has antiaging effects in healthy mice. Read More
Inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight
A new study out of the HNRCA shows evidence that obesity promotes cancer through inflammation. 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
Who measures all those nutrients in what we eat, anyway?
If you go into a grocery store right now and find the bagged kale, they have the vitamin K content advertised right on the bag—and that came from here,” says Sarah Booth, Center director and... 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.