Nutrition matters at every age, but the right nutrition as we age can keep bones strong, lower blood pressure, help keep diabetes under control and prevent other chronic diseases. There is a lot of information out there, and it may be hard to know where to start. First, read the Alliance’s information on malnutrition in older adults. You can also find helpful information through the Food and Nutrition Information Center’s nutrition resource list.
It's no surprise to hear that good nutrition makes for good health--warding off disease, giving you the energy to stay active, and keeping you mentally and physically fit. But you may not realize that as you age, your body's nutrient requirements change. Learn the secrets of eating for your age and make sure you get the nutrients that can add vitality and years to your life.
Press ReleaseAlliance Partners with AEVR on Briefing to Discuss Lifestyle and AMD
The Alliance for Aging Research will co-host a Congressional Briefing with the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) on Lifestyle and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The briefing will be held on September 21, from 12:00 - 1:15 in House Rayburn B-340--taking place during AEVR's Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative. To RSVP contact Dina Beaumont at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science in the SpotlightOur Sick Environment: Threatening Healthy Aging
Spring 2010 | Alliance for Aging Research
Related topics: Aging Research Health Nutrition Prevention ResearchHeadlines continue to be filled with news about how we are “pre-programmed” for disease, but our genes are not the only things putting us at risk. When it comes to age-related chronic diseases, major risk factors like genetics, age, gender, and environmental factors appear to interact to cause disease.
Science in the SpotlightLong Living in the Blue Zones
You’ve probably heard that Americans are living longer than ever—in fact the average baby born today can expect to live to be 78 years old. But did you know there are close to 50 other countries with even longer life expectancies?