Obesity and Diabetes

Obesity and Diabetes


Dangerous Drinks

In public health circles, it’s often called the low-hanging fruit. If people could just kick the sugar-sweetened beverage habit, it would make a huge dent in the number of empty calories they consume. Sugary drinks often have no nutrients other than sugar, so it’s a simple cut-it-out message that even kids can understand—no fussing with fiber grams or glycemic index rankings, no shopping for fruits and vegetables.

Virginia R. Chomitz

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A Closer Look at Children's Physical Activity Patterns

Children are far from meeting national guidelines for physical activity, and girls are at greatest risk of falling short of recommendations according to a study measuring the physical activity of 453 schoolchildren in Massachusetts during a one-week period.

The Diet and Disease Connection

Alexandra Simas, a doctoral student at the Friedman School, is no novice at making connections between diet and disease. Her first patient was, well, herself.

Healthy Fats and Improvement of Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

News | Topics: Obesity and Diabetes | Programs: Nutritional Epidemiology

Eating more healthy fats in place of either carbs or saturated fats improves risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

After Pediatric Cancer

Young survivors face yet another battle: obesity

Child Obesity 180 - Reverse the trend

Because there is no one solution from any one sector when it comes to addressing the childhood obesity crisis in our nation, we are bringing together the top leaders from business, academia, non-profit, and science to collaborate on ways to tackle this complex issue.

High variability suggests glycemic index unreliable indicator of blood sugar response

News | Topics: Obesity and Diabetes

Glycemic index values can vary by 20 percent within an individual and 25 percent among individuals, according to the results of a controlled feeding clinical trial.

Study finds link between childhood cancer and poor dietary quality in adulthood

Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds.

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