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Reuters , Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Study supports soy cholesterol benefits for some. Dr. Lichtenstein responds to the results of a new study finding that soy consumption lowered LDL cholesterol in people who are unable to convert it into an estrogen-like compound known as equol. February 24, 2012
Nutrition Action Healthletter, Dr. Barbara Shukkit Hale, Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory. Dr. Shukitt Hale explains her present work and the work she conducted with the late Jim Joseph on the impact of berries on cognition in aging rats. February 2012
Chronicle , Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, Bone Metabolism Laboratory. Drug-delivery chip implant shows promise. Dr. Dawson-Hughes comments on a new drug-delivery chip implant for osteoporosis patients that showed promise in a small clinical trial led by MIT researchers. February 17, 2012
Nutraingrediants , Drs. Oliver Chen and Bradley Bolling, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Antioxidant measures require ?urgent? standardization, say researchers. Drs. Chen and Bolling are lead authors of a new report in the Journal of Food Science that calls for a standard measure of determining antioxidant values for foods and drinks.. February 17, 2012
ELMUNDO.es (Spain), Dr. Jose Ordovas, Nutrition Genomics Laboratory. Dr. Ordovas awarded the the Grand Prize Covian 2012.. The Mediterranean Diet Foundation recognized Dr. Ordovas with the Grand Prize Covian 2012. The award distinguishes an individual within the scientific world for contributing to a better understanding of the influence of diet on health. February 16, 2012
Ladies Home Journal (online), Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. Guilt-Free Eating. Dr. Roberts provides a list of tips for eating less healthy foods in moderation. February 2012
Agroinformacion, Dr. Jose Ordovas, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. Jose Ordovas Awarded the Grand Prize on the Science of Food. Dr. Ordovas has been awarded the 2011 Grand Prize on the Science of Food from the International Academy of Gastronomy. February 6, 2012
WebMD, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Fried food and no heart disease? Dr. Lichtenstein is asked about the results of a study that found foods fried in healthier oils, such as olive or sunflower, did not appear to increase cardiovascular disease risk. January 24, 2012
International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. More table settings for
healthy eating. Dr. Lichtenstein's MyPlate for Older Adults is discussed in this article from the ICAA on the different pictorial presentations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for
USA Today, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Groceries hire companies to score foods' nutritional value . Dr. Lichtenstein is interviewed for a story on supermarkets that are hiring outside companies to develop nutrition rating systems. January 10, 2012
CNN.com, Dr. Ernst Schaefer, Lipid Metabolism Laboratory. Fat hormone increases risk of dementia in women . An article reports on a study led by Dr. Schaefer that finds an association between higher levels of the hormone adiponectin and development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in a cohort of women enrolled in the Framingham Heart study over 13 years. January 2, 2012
ABC News online, Dr. Ernst Schaefer, Lipid Metabolism Laboratory. Hormone in Women Linked to Dementia, Study Finds . This article reports on a study lead by Dr. Schaefer that found a possible connection between a hormone found in body fat and the risk of dementia. January 2, 2012
JAMA and Archives Journals , Dr. Thomas van Himbergen, Lipid Metabolism Laboratory. Study finds another potential risk factor for developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease in women . A new Archives of Neurology study led by Dr. Ernst Schaefer, director of the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory at the JM-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and former post-doctorate Thomas van Himbergen finds an association between elevated levels of the hormone adiponectin and development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in a cohort of women enrolled in the Framingham Heart study. January 2, 2012
Nutraceuticals World, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Carotenoids & Health Laboratory. Nutrition's New Alphabet . Dr. Johnson's presentation on lutein, zeaxanthin and eye health at the recent Supplyside West conference is noted in this article on supplements. January 2, 2012
USA Today.com, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Most Weight Regained by Older Women Is Fat, Study Finds . Dr. Lichtentein is asked about a study that found older women who lost weight (on average 25 pounds) but regained it were more likely to add pounds of fat mass rather than muscle mass. December 26, 2011
USA Today, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Reading the tea leaves is easy: A brew can be beneficial. Dr. Blumberg responds to an article updating readers on tea research. December 21, 2011
WebMD, Dr. Susan Harris, Bone Metabolism Laboratory. Low Vitamin D May Raise Diabetes Risk in Kids. Dr. Harris responds to the results of a new study associating low vitamin D levels in obese children with increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared to non-obese children with higher D levels. December 5, 2011
Foodconsumer.org , Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, Bone Metabolism Laboratory. Vitamin D may delay progression of clinical diabetes . The article cites results of vitamin D clinical trial, showing vitamin D may delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in at-risk adults. The study was done by researchers at the JM-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Tufts Medical Center. November 29, 2011
Forbes Magazine, Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. What's really in your Thanksgiving meal? Dr. Roberts is quoted about trans fats in an article exploring calorie and nutrient content of common Thanksgiving dishes. November 11, 2011
WebMD, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Foods With Vitamin C May Help Heart Failure Patients . Dr. Lichtenstein responds to a study presented at the ongoing American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions that found heart failure patients who didn't get enough vitamin C were sicker than patients who consumed more of the vitamin. November 14, 2011
Prevention Magazine, Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. How "Lite" Restaurant Meals Can Make You Gain. An article, based on Dr. Roberts' research finding that restaurants tend to under report calories on their menus, focuses on the phenomenon in lower calorie items. November 2011
Tufts Now, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Tufts University Nutrition Scientists Unveil MyPlate for Older Adults . New icon provides food, fluid and physical activity guidance, corresponds with federal government?s 2010 Dietary Guidelines. November 1, 2011
American Society on Aging, Kieran Reid, Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology, and Sarcopenia (NEPS) Laboratory. Fit-4-Life wins the American Society on Aging 2011 Network on Multicultural Aging Award. The Fit-4-Life program, conceived and supported by the NEPS laboratory at the HNRCA, is the subject of a feature article in the American Society on Aging's bi-monthly newspaper. October 2011
Los Angeles Times, Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. Halloween's dilemma: Candy vs. healthful treats . Dr. Roberts advises giving out just one small piece of candy on Halloween. October 28, 2011
Prevention Magazine, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Carotenoids & Health Laboratory. 8 Foods That Pack Disease-Fighting Power. Dr. Johnson discusses a study that found lutein in eggs yolks are absorbed more efficiently by the body. October 28, 2011
ABC News, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Should you take a multivitamin?. Dr. Lichtenstein is quoted in an article about questions raised by two recent studies suggesting multi-vitamin supplements can contribute to ill-health. October 12, 2011
Primary Care Optometry News, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Carotenoids and Health Laboratory. Presenter: Lutein important to visual, brain function and health. Dr. Johnson's presentation at the recent Ocular Nutrition Society meeting is the focus on this article. October 12, 2011
USA Today, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Are vitamin supplements healthy or deadly. Dr. Blumberg and nutritionist Marion Nestle participate in a Q&A prompted by two recent observation studies linking supplement use with mortality and cancer risk. October 12, 2011
Health.com, Dr. Diane McKay, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. The Truth About the Health Benefits of Tea. Dr. McKay explains why research tends to center on green tea. October 6, 2011
New York Times, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Junk Food vs. Fresh: The Cost Factor. Dr. Lichtenstein responds to a Mark Bittman article in the Sunday Times. September 29, 2011
WebMD, Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. The Benefits of Fiber: For Heart, Weight and Energy. A HNRCA study finding that "people who eat 35 to 45 grams of fiber a day are less hungry when losing weight and lose more weight than people who eat less fiber" is noted in this article. September 12, 2011
Reuters, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Study clouds picture on omega-3s and heart health. Dr. Lichtenstein comments on a Danish study that questions the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to people at risk for heart disease. September 9, 2011
CNN, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Semi-sweet news for chocolate lovers. Dr. Lichtenstein is quoted in a CNN.com in response to a new University of Cambridge study observational study that links chocolate consumption with reduced CVD risk. August 29, 2011
Nutrition Action Healthletter, Drs. Sue Roberts and Joel Mason, Energy Metabolism Laboratory and Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory. Drs. Roberts and Mason are interviewed in an article exploring the general population?s need for multi-vitamins. August 2011
Natural News, Dr. Oliver Chen, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Antioxidant-rich spices counter high-fat foods. Dr. Chen is credited as a co-author of a recent study finding antioxidant-containing spices in high-fat meals resulted in lower triglyceride levels in study subjects. August 26, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times, Drs. Sue Roberts and Lorien Urban, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. Healthy restaurant dishes pack more calories than expected. This article compares laboratory measurements of calories in 269 food items with the calories listed on the restaurant menus. August 22, 2011
Nutraingredients-USA, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Antioxidants vitamins may cut mortality risk: EPIC data. Dr. Blumberg is quoted on a study about antioxidants. August 16, 2011
JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. Overall Calorie Counts Accurate on Restaurant Menus But Vary Widely For Some Individual Foods. Dr. Roberts is interviewed to summarize the keys findings from the paper recently published in JAMA "Accuracy of Stated Energy Contents of Restaurant Foods". July 19, 2011
ABC News, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein , Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Nutritionists Defend Michelle Obama Shake Shake Indulgence. Although Michelle Obama has made childhood obesity one of her chief causes, Dr. Lichtenstein says public criticism of the First Lady?s recent lunch of a burger and fries is unfair. July 12, 2011
Diabetes Forefront, Dr. Susan Harris, Bone Metabolism Laboratory. Dr. Harris and her ongoing investigation of the effects of vitamin D supplementation and diabetes risk factors in African Americans is the subject of a two-page feature in the American Diabetes Association research magazine Forefront. July 2011
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Bulletin, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. USDA Replaces Food Pyramid With Healthy Food Plate. The USDA announced it was replacing the Food Pyramid icon with a plate. Dr. Lichtenstein is quoted in an article explaining the relevance of the new ?My Plate? icon to older adults. June 3, 2011
The Boston Globe, Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. Impossible to please. Dr. Roberts responds to an article reporting that diners are becoming more picky when they eat out. June 1, 2011
Nutrition Action Healthletter , Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, Bone Metabolism Laboratory. Dr. Dawson-Hughes responds to an article on a widely reported new study finding calcium may increase the risk of heart attack. June 2011
The New Yorker, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Strange Fruit. Dr. Blumberg clarifies the antioxidant content of the acai berry, which is being aggressively marketing for health benefits. May 30, 2011
El Pais (Spain), Dr. Jose Ordovas, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. Elena Arzak y Pepe Rodr?guez Rey ganan el Nacional de Gastronom?a. Dr. Ordovas is awarded the prize for the best scientist in the field of food research by the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy. May 30, 2011
La 2 (Spain), Dr. Jose Ordovas, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. De la medicina de las enfermedades a la del bienestar. Dr. Ordovas participates in a one-on-one, 30-minute television interview where he speaks about the study of diet, genes and lifestyle. May 15, 2011
USA Today, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular and Nutrition Laboratory. Stress-busting drinks take off . Dr. Lichtenstein speaks about the popularity of drinks that claim to reduce stress. May 16, 2011
El Mundo (Spain), Dr.Jose Ordovas, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. Genios insomnes.Dr. Ordovas is one of several scientists interviewed for this article from El Mundo, one of the largest daily newspapers in Spain. May 4, 2011
WCVB-TV Chronicle , Dr.Sue Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. Everything to Lose . Dr. Roberts? ?i? Diet plan and book is the focus of a 5 minute segment on Channel 5?s evening newsmagazine Chronicle. April 20, 2011
U.S. News and World Report, Dr. Sarbattama Sen, Nutritional Immunology Laboratory. Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections . An article of Dr. Sen's research reporting that blood tests show lean pregnant women had more infection-fighting immune cells. May 11, 2011.
The New York Times online, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Tilapia, the Starter Fish . In a letter to the editor, Dr. Lichtenstein responds to a recent New York Times article debating the nutritional benefits of the popular fish, tilapia. May 8, 2011.
Cape Cod Times, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Berries: Very, very good food . In an article re the health benefits of berries, Dr. Blumberg reports that eating berries does not necessarily translate to staving off cancer and other chronic diseases. May 5, 2011.
USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Office of Communications, Dr. Allen Taylor, Nutrition and Vision Laboratory. USDA Focus on Healthy Eyes . A news story filmed at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging focuses on the work of the Nutrition & Vision Research Laboratory. March 21, 2011.
The Globe and Mail, Dr. Joel Mason, Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory. Folic acid: Doctors at odds over benefits, risks . Dr. Mason is interviewed for an article re the debate over folic acid fortification, which is linked to the prevention of neural defects but an increased risk of cancer in older adults. February 21, 2011.
USDA Office of Communications, Dr. Ernst Schaefer, Lipid Metabolism Laboratory. USDA Partners in Heart Disease Study. Report chronicling Dr. Schaefer's research pinpointing the relationship between HDL cholesterol and lowering the risk of heart disease. February 19, 2011.
El Mundo, Dr. Jose Ordovas, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. La prevenci?n de la obesidad empieza en el ?tero (Prevention of Obesity Begins in the Womb). In an article appearing in Spain's second largest daily newspaper, Dr. Ordovas authors an article about epigenetics and the ongoing study of its relationship to nutrition. February 17, 2011.
Women?s Health, Dr. Dayong Wu, Nutritional Immunology Laboratory. Alternative Cold and Flu Remedies . Dr. Wu's studies are used in this article discussing remedies for the common cold. February 3, 2011.
Endocrine Today, Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani, Nutritional Immunology Laboratory. Vitamins C, E linked to metabolic syndrome in older Ecuadorians. Dr. Meydani's study finds that metabolic syndrome is prevalent in a small population of low-income, Elderly Ecuadorians and vitamin C and E intake was also associated with metabolic syndrome. February 1, 2011.
Los Angeles Times, Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. Cities Try to Cut the Fat with Weight-Loss Programs. Dr. Roberts discusses community approaches to weight loss and health. January 31, 2011.
Newsweek.com, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Antioxidants Fall From Grace. Dr. Blumberg explains how free radicals are believed to cause damage to the body. January 25, 2011
The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Irwin Rosenberg, Nutrition and Neurocognition Laboratory. Sluggish? Confused? Boost Your Vitamin B-12. Dr. Rosenberg addresses the efficacy of B-12 supplementation in an article addressing heightened awareness of the still rare vitamin deficiency. January 18, 2011
Medical News Inc., Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Early Research Points to Link Between Vitamin D and Heart Health . Dr. Lichtenstein comments on the vitamin D debate, noting that the focus is more on nutrient insufficiency as opposed to the nutrient at supplemental levels. January 17, 2011.
GoodHousekeeping.com, Dr. Diane McKay, Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally. Dr. McKay addresses a study that linked the hibiscus component of tea to lower blood pressure. January 5, 2011.
The Boston Globe, Dr. Susan Roberts, Energy Metabolism Laboratory. Make Your Own Choices . Dr. Roberts explains the challenges of following diets with specific menus. January 5, 2011
Boston.com, Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory. Diet and nutrition live chat . Dr. Lichtenstein responds to Boston.com reader questions re nutrition and cardiovascular health in an hour-long on-line chat. January 3, 2011
Nature , Dr. Jose Ordovas, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. Big Science at the Table. Dr. Ordovas talks about researchers adopting the tools of bioinformatics and pharmaceuticals to study and interpret the ever-growing body of data on the interplay between diet and genes. December 1, 2010