Chronic Diseases and Healthy Aging

Could Food Price Changes Save Lives?

Could Food Price Changes Save Lives?

Subsidies for healthy foods and taxes on unhealthy foods could reduce deaths from stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially among Americans with lower socioeconomic status

Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

We should make our nation’s nutrition crisis a top nonpartisan priority

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Older adults who add 48 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower their chances for major mobility disability

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States, researchers project in a study published in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard from the University of Liverpool, UK and Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, US.

Dietary Factors and Deaths From Disease

Dietary Factors and Deaths From Disease

Dietary factors associated with substantial proportion of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and disease.

The Latest Research on Soy and Cancer

The Latest Research on Soy and Cancer

Consuming foods rich in isoflavones, found in soy, is associated with reduced mortality in women with hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer and women not treated with endocrine therapy

Eating whole grains led to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response

Eating whole grains led to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response

BOSTON (Feb. 8, 2017)—In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune responses. The research was conducted in tandem with a study that looked at the effects of a whole-grain diet on energy metabolism. Both studies are published online today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Americans in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have higher mortality

Americans in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have higher mortality

Higher risk of all-cause and cardiometabolic mortality, particularly related to diabetes, found among federal food-purchasing assistance program participants compared to nonparticipants

Study finds link between childhood cancer and poor dietary quality in adulthood

Study finds link between childhood cancer and poor dietary quality in adulthood

Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds.

High folate intake linked with nerve-damage risk in older adults with common gene variant

High folate intake linked with nerve-damage risk in older adults with common gene variant

Consuming too much folate (vitamin B9) is associated with increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant. 

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