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Globally, Diets Are Not Much Healthier Today Than They Were 30 Years Ago

Globally, Diets Are Not Much Healthier Today Than They Were 30 Years Ago

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy researchers detail the eating habits of adults and children in 185 countries over three decades.
How Does Caffeine Give Us Energy?

How Does Caffeine Give Us Energy?

Sai Krupa Das, an energy metabolism researcher, says it blocks specific receptors in the brain that affect functions like sleep.
New Study Links Ultra-Processed Foods and Colorectal Cancer in Men

New Study Links Ultra-Processed Foods and Colorectal Cancer in Men

Researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy found that men who consumed high rates of ultra-processed foods were at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer than those who did not.  
Certificate Program Student Perspectives

Certificate Program Student Perspectives

Students in our Certificate Programs come from a variety of backgrounds, but are all interested in learning more about the intricate impacts food and nutrition make on every part of life. From business to communications and health care to farming, understanding the complexities of topics in the world of food and nutrition creates new connections and perspectives.
Home-Grown: Recipes for Your Summer Vegetables

Home-Grown: Recipes for Your Summer Vegetables

A fresh crop of New Entry farmers share personal stories—and seasonal recipes—from their farms
To Raise Healthy Eaters, Go Beyond Breaking the Rules

To Raise Healthy Eaters, Go Beyond Breaking the Rules

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy researchers discuss the current science behind raising healthy eaters, the new advice about breaking old rules, and how that advice might miss the point
Red Meat, Gut Microbiome, and Cardiovascular Disease

Red Meat, Gut Microbiome, and Cardiovascular Disease

Microbiome-related metabolites like TMAO, as well as blood sugar and general inflammation, appear more important than blood cholesterol or blood pressure in mediating heart disease risk associated with meat intake
Tufts Announces Springboard Funding Awards

Tufts Announces Springboard Funding Awards

The Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), and Tufts Medical Center announced the award decisions for the fifth cycle of Springboard today and we are proud to highlight
Recently Rediscovered Documentation of Nazi Starvation Policies

Recently Rediscovered Documentation of Nazi Starvation Policies

Warsaw Ghetto’s defiant Jewish doctors secretly documented the medical effects of Nazi starvation policies in a book recently rediscovered on a library shelf