Future Dietitian Aims to Promote Healthy Habits

Master of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity student Alicia Miller plans to work with women and children in underserved communities.


Hormone Helps Prevent Muscle Loss in Mice

Researchers also identify molecular pathway that could inform treatments for muscle-wasting conditions such as sarcopenia.


Nutrition, Genes, and Alzheimer's Risk

Hussein Yassine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC discusses his research on ApoE4, omega-3s and inflammation in the brain.


Body and Mind

Hormones in the brain's hypothalamus may explain how exercise improves metabolism, according to research in mice.


“Teach, Don’t Preach” and Other Nutrition Tips

Lemel Durrah, chef and owner of Compton Vegan, shares advice on how people of all ages can eat and live well.

In the News

“A year of life expectancy lost doesn’t really give you a true sense of how serious this has been. Millions of life years were actually lost. COVID is on track to cause more deaths than cancer or heart disease, and that’s important.” 
- Eileen Crimmins, USC University Professor and Leonard Davis School AARP Chair in Gerontology, whose research was featured on CNN.
  • The Washington Post and NPR cited research by Theresa Andrasfay of the USC Leonard Davis School on how coronavirus deaths have shortened American life expectancy, especially Black and Latino populations.
  • Seattle Times cited the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence in an article about multigenerational housing and safety for aging in place. Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury, trauma-related hospital visits and injury deaths for those ages 65 and older, but home modifications can improve safety and support independent living, according to the center.
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured research by Changhan David Lee on how the mitochondrial hormone MOTS-c improved physical fitness in mice. “Mitochondria are known as the cell’s energy source, but they are also hubs that coordinate and fine-tune metabolism by actively communicating to the rest of the body.”
  • Capitol Public Radio interviewed Cary Kreutzer regarding the role of diet in longevity. “I don’t think of diet as the be-all-end-all… I think of diet as one piece of the equation of ‘What is health?’ and ‘How do we stay healthy as we age?'”
  • Los Angeles Daily News quoted Eileen Crimmins on COVID-19’s impact on U.S. life expectancy.
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