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Research Project: Immunity, Inflammation, and Nutrition in Aging

Location: Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging

Title: Nutrition across the lifespan for healthy aging: proceedings of a workshop--in brief

Author
item Pray, Leslie - National Academy Of Sciences - United States
item Meydani, Simin - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/10/2017
Publication Date: 3/1/2017
Citation: Pray, L., Meydani, S.N. 2017. Nutrition across the lifespan for healthy aging: proceedings of a workshop--in brief. In: Nutrition across the lifespan for healthy aging, September 13-14, 2016, Washington, DC. doi: 10.17226/030709.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: On September 13-14, 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine, and Medicine's Food Forum convened a workshop in Washington DC, to (1) examine trends and patterns in aging and factors related to healthy aging in the United States with a focus on nutrition; (2) examine how nutrition can sustain and promote healthy aging, not only in late adulthood, but beginning in pregnancy and early childhood and extending throughout the lifespan; (3) highlight the role of nutrition in the aging process at various stages in life; (4) discuss changes in organ systems over the lifespan, including the skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular systems, and changes that occur with age related to cognitive, brain and mental health; diet-related sensory preferences; oral health; and the microbiome; and (5) explore opportunities to move forward in promotion healthy aging in the United States.