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Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States, researchers project in a study published in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard from the University of Liverpool, UK and Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, US.

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen, presented preliminary data demonstrating that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet.

Hungry for Answers

Hungry for Answers

  We’ve used the same strategy for decades to provide refugees with food aid. Does it work?

Local Action Leads the Way

Local Action Leads the Way

Spread of local taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages is likely: New article says key factors in previous efforts to impose excise taxes may indicate conditions for future success.

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Tufts researchers are finding that climate change is affecting the growing and harvesting of tea, creating small differences that could have big consequences.

Former FDA Commissioner Kessler Headlines 2017 Commencement

Former FDA Commissioner Kessler Headlines 2017 Commencement

Dr. David A. Kessler, who served as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from 1990 to 1997, has an insider’s perspective on how health regulations are decided.

Simón Barquera Receives Award for Obesity Research

Simón Barquera Receives Award for Obesity Research

Simón Barquera, MD, PhD, a Friedman School alumnus (N96, NG05) was honored at the 11th annual Michael and Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health on April 6. Hosted by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin, the lectureship recognizes distinguished researchers who have made outstanding contributions to child health.

 

Welcoming a Food Policy Champion

Welcoming a Food Policy Champion

Even though his appointment at the Friedman School begins today, new faculty member Jerold Mande has been tackling the important issues in food policy for many years. He brings a real-world perspective of policy in action to our already stellar body of food policy knowledge at the school.

10th Year Showcasing Graduate Student Research

10th Year Showcasing Graduate Student Research

The 10th Annual Future of Food and Nutrition Graduate Student Research Conference was held on April 8, 2017. Historically, more than 200 attendees from over 30 different institutions have attended the conference each year to hear students present research from fields as diverse as nutritional epidemiology and anthropology. Year after year, this conference has provided a unique venue for graduate students to learn from each other and to network with future colleagues.

Gershoff-Simonian Prize 2017 Awarded to Stephanie Harshman

Gershoff-Simonian Prize 2017 Awarded to Stephanie Harshman

Stephanie Harshman is the 2017 recipient of the Stanley N. Gershoff, Simon J. Simonian and Arpi A. Simonian Prize for Research Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy at the Friedman School.

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