Aging and Chronic Disease

Nutrition & Parkinson’s disease: is there a link?

Figure of mouse brain tissue from the substantia nigra; cells that are stained are dopamine producing. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is

Can We Prevent Muscle Loss as We Age?

Review published in Advances in Nutrition finds increasing dairy may be an effective strategy to combat sarcopenia. As we age,

Strategies to improve bone health among Hispanic adults: where do we go next?

A healthy, balanced diet is important for overall good health, but certain nutrients, such as protein, calcium, vitamin D, potassium,

Nutrition and Oral Health – Do our mouths hold the key?

A logical start when we think about nutrition is the mouth. The mouth is the first point of entry for

What role does nutrition play on vascular dementia?

According to the United Nations the aging population is growing and by 2050 the number of people aged 60 years

Omega-3s: “The Triple Threat” or “The Dynamic Duo”?

The popularity of the essential polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids (O3FA) is on the rise. In 2017, O3FA achieved a spot

How does nutrition impact stroke outcome?

By: Nafisa M. Jadavji, PhD   A stroke occurs when there is reduced blood flow to the brain. Blood carries

Fish oil and resistance training – effective for older adults?

Omega-3 fatty acids have been long touted for their cardiovascular benefits. But many research studies strongly suggest that these fatty

Alkaline Diets and Kidney Disease

Many dangerous fad diets exist that purport to treat diseases such as cancer by manipulating the pH of blood with

Obesity is Not a Disease of Sloth and Gluttony

By Caitlin Dow, PhD The most recent data from the CDC indicates that approximately 35% of American adults have obesity