Nutrition advocates: Federal nutrition research needs new approach

Nutrition advocates: Federal nutrition research needs new approach

In a white paper released today, the American Society for Nutrition recommends several changes to improve coordination and funding of federal nutrition research, which currently is spread out across at least 12 federal agencies and departments: Create the Office of the National Director of Food and Nutrition, a Cabinet-level position, to oversee and coordinate research.

More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s

More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s

Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were 2 to 4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was higher, according to a new study led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University.

Get on your feet: Americans still sit too much

Get on your feet: Americans still sit too much

With data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers looked at four age groups: children 5 to 11; adolescents 12 to 19; adults 20 to 64; and adults 65 and older.