A series of new pocket films explain the role of nutrition in healthy aging and highlight some of the latest findings in nutrition research. They offer an easy-to-understand, concise introduction to nutrition that both consumers and health educators can take with them anywhere. Learn more here.
New Film Series Emphasizes Vital Role of Good Nutrition for Healthy Aging
Author: Noel Lloyd
Date: March 7th, 2016
The Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science, has released three animated “pocket films” that explain the role of nutrition in healthy aging and highlight some of the latest findings in nutrition research.
MALNUTRICIÓN Una epidemia oculta entre los adultos de mayor edad
La malnutrición no sólo se da en los mayores que sufren hambre o que no tienen acceso a comida saludable. Le puede suceder también a adultos con enfermedades crónicas porque corren más riesgo de sufrir malnutrición. Enfermedades como el cáncer, la diabetes, el Alzhéimer y otras dolencias, pueden tener impacto sobre el apetito, haciendo que sea difícil comer, que haya cambios en el metabolismo y que conlleve restricciones en la dieta. Este corto informa sobre quién puede correr riesgo de caer en la malnutrición, el debilitante impacto que tiene en adultos mayores, ofrece información para identificar la enfermedad y cómo puede tratarse y prevenirse. Este film también está disponible en español.
This Week We’re Raising Awareness about Malnutrition
Author: Breanna Bishop
Date: September 28th, 2016
This week is Malnutrition Awareness Week™. Malnutrition is an under-recognized problem in the United States, especially among older adults. As many as one in two older adults are at risk for malnutrition.
May Events for Older Americans Month
Author: Noel Lloyd
Date: May 4th, 2016
During Older Americans Month, here are some events to keep you informed on research and health topics of interest to older adults.
The Secrets of Eating for Your Age
Mom’s advice to eat your vegetables and get a well-rounded diet doesn’t get any less relevant as you get older. As you age, eating right continues to play a vital role in whether or not you will enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. However, eating right for your age may mean making some adjustments in your eating habits.
A Different Kind of "Food Pyramid" for Better Health
A food that grants youth and immortality is an ancient dream celebrated in myth. The Greek gods ate ambrosia, which conferred grace or immortality. To stay young forever, the Norse gods ate the golden apples of Idun.
Now in the 21st century, science tells us that a healthy diet is important to insuring a long and healthy life. But just what makes for a healthy diet? We are inundated by conflicting nutritional advice.
Folic Acid: Boost for Your Brain?
Want to boost your memory and brain power? Eat more strawberries and asparagus. Both are good sources of folic acid, a vitamin that improved memory and cognition in healthy adults 50-70 years old, according to a study reported in the medical journal Lancet (Jan. 20, 2006).
Road Rage Lookout...Here Comes Diet Rage!
In May of this year, the Alliance For Aging Research conducted our annual survey on Baby Boomers. This year, with the help from Quaker Oats, we focused our attention on Baby Boomer attitudes toward aging and nutrition.
Seniors and Supplements: Risks vs. Rewards
Echinacea, St. John's wort, valerian-these exotic dietary supplements are becoming household names in a society eager to maintain its youthful vigor. Seniors, too, are increasingly turning to supplements as a way to stave off deadly diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease and fight prostate cancer. But before you rush out to buy these modern marvels, consider their downside.
What to Take for Hype: The Truth About the Anti-Aging Benefits of Vitamins
When it comes to taking care of our aging bodies, some things are obvious: exercise regularly, reduce fat intake, watch your cholesterol, get plenty of rest, and eat a well-balanced diet. But what exactly is a well-balanced diet? Do some vitamins and minerals really have anti-aging benefits? And if so, which ones should you be taking?
Can We Live Longer by Eating Fewer Calories?
The jury is still out on whether caloric restriction can prolong human life or prevent age-related diseases, but the results of recent studies with rodents and rhesus monkeys are moving us closer to a verdict. Richard Weindruch, Ph.D., professor of medicine at University of Wisconsin-Madison and one of the nation's top caloric restriction researchers, shares some thoughts about this promising area of research.
One Serving of Youth Please! Or, How Do You Eat Your Way to Healthy Aging?
Did you know you can eat your way to healthy aging? Living Longer and Loving It! recently consulted leading nutritionist Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg to develop a list of foods you can start eating now to put yourself on the road to healthy aging. Below, Dr. Blumberg answers questions you may be asking yourself about how to improve your chances for longevity and health.