Nutrition

Renowned chef preps for senior living gig

A chef who's spent years in France and a career in fine dining will now be dishing up meals at a Tennessee independent living facility.  

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A meal with a side of friendship

An outreach program dishes up healthy and tasty eats to help seniors get the nutrients they need and make meal time a not-to-be-missed social affair.  

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FDA recommends reducing sodium intake

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance to reduce sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day. One in three Americans has high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. 

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A short stack a day may keep the Alzheimer’s away

New studies show eating blueberries improved brain function and activity in people with mild cognitive impairment. Pure maple syrup may prevent the formation of brain plaque and fibrillation of beta amyloid proteins. All of which is to say: eat to your health. 

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Medicare unveils Diabetes Prevention Program

Older Americans with a high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes may receive preventive treatment from an unlikely source: Medicare. 

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LTC residents at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 is required for red blood cell formation, neurological function and DNA synthesis. B12 deficiency is common among seniors and can cause dementia, anemia and weight loss, among other adverse health effects.

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Underweight people face higher dementia risk

Researchers have found that people who are underweight or even on the low side of normal weight in their middle ages run a higher risk of dementia as they age.

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The case for carotenoids

Every child is told to eat their carrots and green, leafy vegetables because they are good for your eyes. Guess what? New study agrees.

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AARP Innovation Fund aims to improves lives of seniors with tech

AARP and J.P. Morgan Asset Management will provide $40 million in assets to companies focusing on improving the lives of people ages 50 and older.

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Three-drug combination found to treat MRSA

New research shows that a combination of three antibiotics could be helpful in fighting MRSA.

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