Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Ph.D.
Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Ph.D., is a United States Department of Agriculture scientist in the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the USDA/Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Her work involves determining factors responsible for age-related behavior changes and how these changes may be ameliorated with various nutrition treatments.
Feeding the Aging Brain
Those tiny hearts on some menus speak to people with cardiovascular health in mind. Now scientists are paving the way for another icon. Processes that “stoke the fires of aging” in the brain may be attacking the ability of neurons to communicate. Trying to counteract this with vitamins and supplements has been disappointing, but changes in diet are yielding dramatic results. Blueberries top the list, but there are many choices for a brain-healthy menu.