Chronic Diseases and Healthy Aging

Research Grant Awarded to Zhongyao Li

Research Grant Awarded to Zhongyao Li

Zhongyao Li, a doctoral student in the Nutrition Epidemiology and Data Science program, has received an Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Research Grant for her project “Ultra-Processed Food Consumptions and Breast Cancer Risk and Mortality in Two Large Prospective Cohort Studies.” In this study, Zhongyao aims to examine the association between ultra-processed food consumption and the risk of developing breast cancer among participants, as well as risk of mortality among breast cancer survivors in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and NHS II.
Diets Rich in Plant Protein May Help Women Stay Healthy as They Age

Diets Rich in Plant Protein May Help Women Stay Healthy as They Age

A new Tufts-led study found women who ate more plant-based protein developed fewer chronic diseases and were generally healthier later in life. 
Ask the Expert: Vitamin Supplements

Ask the Expert: Vitamin Supplements

A professor of nutrition science explains the pros of getting nutrients from food, but there are exceptions
The Two-Way Relationship Between Nutrition and Aging

The Two-Way Relationship Between Nutrition and Aging

What we eat affects how we age; aging affects our nutritional needs. Understanding how is key to better health as we get older, say Tufts experts. With so much hype in the media about miracle diets and nutritional supplements, one is invariably tempted to look for a single, food-based magic bullet that will increase the likelihood of living a longer, healthier life.
The Food is Medicine Institute Launch

The Food is Medicine Institute Launch

A newly launched, first-of-its-kind institute aims to address a glaring gap in the medical system by working to integrate food-based nutrition interventions into health care to treat disease and advance health equity. 
What Happens to our Cardiovascular System as We Age?

What Happens to our Cardiovascular System as We Age?

Researchers from across Tufts explain how our heart and arteries change as we get older and why women and men have different rates of cardiovascular disease. With every pump of our heart, blood courses through our arteries and veins, carrying oxygen and nutrients through our body. But as we age, blood vessels can stiffen, blockages can build up, and the system may become prone to inflammation, resulting in increased risk of heart attacks, heart failure, and other cardiac dysfunction.
Tips to Protect Long-Term Brain Health

Tips to Protect Long-Term Brain Health

Emerging research is adding to our knowledge of how lifestyle choices can help prevent and slow the progression of cognitive decline as we age
New Report Shows Food is Medicine Interventions Would Save U.S. Lives and Billions of Dollars

New Report Shows Food is Medicine Interventions Would Save U.S. Lives and Billions of Dollars

Incorporating targeted food and nutrition strategies into healthcare on a national level will improve health and quality of life, reduce work for hospitals, and cut healthcare costs, according to experts studying Food is Medicine (FIM) efforts.
Healthy Nutrition in a Nutshell

Healthy Nutrition in a Nutshell

Recently on Episode 20 of ESC Today, Dr. Mozaffarian discussed nutrition and heart health with the host on Healthy nutrition in a nutshell - Indications for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation Watch the segment by clicking the thumbnail below Topic: Rhythm Control, Catheter Ablation Host: Professor S. Price (London, GB)
Alice Lichtenstein Shares Benefits of High-Fiber Foods in USA Today

Alice Lichtenstein Shares Benefits of High-Fiber Foods in USA Today

The health benefits of fiber are many, and include blood sugar control, weight management, constipation relief and improved heart health by reducing one's risk of heart disease and diabetes.