Tufts University's Health and Nutrition Letter (HNL)

Volume 34   •   Number 9  •  November 2016


Better Diet and Sleep Might Help Protect Your Brain

Poor sleep quality and diet may contribute to the early accumulation of the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new review. Part of the reason may involve cortisol, a hormone manufactured by the body that plays a role in regulating many core functions, including sleep. Cortisol levels naturally …


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Editor-in-Chief
Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH
Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Executive Editor
Alice H. Lichentenstein, DSc
Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition; Senior Scientist and Director, Cardiovascular Nutrition Library
Managing Editor
David A. Fryxell
Editorial Advisory Board
Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD
Professor; Senior Scientist and Director
Antioxidants Research Laboratory

Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology;
Senior Scientist and Director, Bone Metabolism Laboratory

Jeanne P. Goldberg, PhD, Professor; Director Nutrition Communication Program

Robin B. Kanarek, PhD
Professor, Nutrition and Behavior

Joel B. Mason, MD
Professor, Nutrition and Medicine,

Diane L. McKay
Assistant Professor
Director, Nutritional Epidemiology Program

Helen M. Rasmussen, PhD, RD,
Instructor; Senior Research Dietitian, Metabolic Research Unit

Irwin H. Rosenberg, MD
University Professor

Jennifer M. Sacheck, PhD,
Associate Professor

Tammy Scott, PhD,
Assistant Professor;
Scientist II, Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory
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