Healthy Aging

Its Never Too Late to Eat Right

Study links a healthy diet to longevity among participants averaging 73.5 years old.If you think youre too old to bother eating right, a new analysis of nationwide nutrition

Whats the Right Nutrient Recipe for Your Eyes?

While the evidence for health benefits from most supplements is skimpy at best, extra vitamins for your eyes are a notable exception.

Old Age Doesnt Equal Poor Sleep

Getting older doesnt have to mean sleeping poorly. Researchers who analyzed a survey of 155,877 Americans report that people

More Veggies, Less Meat Associated with Longevity Lifestyle

Eating more legumes, vegetables and fruits and less meat is associated with lower mortality risk, accord-ing to a new study. But that doesnt mean becoming a vegetarian necessarily means youll live longer, cautions Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory.

Older People Have a Harder Time Staying Asleep

Suffer from insomnia? Heres an eyeopening finding: The real problem

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D to Prevent Disability?

You already know that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is important to help your body use calcium for strong bones. But vitamin Ds role in boosting muscles is also emerging in scientific studies, with implications for disability and the capacity to perform daily chores with aging. As the days get shorter and it becomes more difficult for your body to synthesize vitamin D from sun exposure on the skin, you may not be getting enough for long-term healthy aging.

Staying Active and Social Prolongs Life Even After 75

Even well into your golden years, exercise can extend your life-and the greatest benefits come just from getting

Q: Is frozen yogurt as nutritious as regular yogurt? What happens to live cultures...

Answer : Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD, professor of nutrition at the Friedman School and associate director of Tufts Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, responds:

Aerobics Best for Fat Loss

If you want to shed fat pounds and gain lean tissue, carry your weights as you hit the road.

Healthy Diet Fights Infection by Boosting Immune System

Adding fruits and vegetables and other nutrient sources may help keep you from getting sick.