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Nutrition Scientist at Tufts University Busts Some Weight Loss Myths

Nutrition Scientist at Tufts University Busts Some Weight Loss Myths

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, spoke recently with news channel WCVB ABC-5 to explain how starches can sabotage weight loss plans. Watch Here
ASN 2022 - Nutrition Live Online

ASN 2022 - Nutrition Live Online

This year's ASN meeting is once again all-virtual. The Friedman School and the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (JMHNRCA) are representing Tufts University with panels, posters, and plenty of awards for their outstanding work. We've pulled out some highlights for the week, but remember to check out the full schedule for all sessions and events.
HNRCA Launches National Center for Precision Health

HNRCA Launches National Center for Precision Health

The $8.23 million NIH grant will support an innovative personalized health study to predict individual responses to food and dietary patterns
Four Tufts Faculty Are Among Top Researchers in the World

Four Tufts Faculty Are Among Top Researchers in the World

Work by the scientists is among top cited globally, according to a new ranking
Inspired by His Father, a Nutrition Scholar Strives to Prevent Disease

Inspired by His Father, a Nutrition Scholar Strives to Prevent Disease

For Edwin Ortega, N20, family struggle and sacrifice inspire his research into chronic disease and vaccine efficacy
Reducing Sugar in Packaged Foods can Prevent Disease in Millions

Reducing Sugar in Packaged Foods can Prevent Disease in Millions

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOH) created a model to simulate and quantify the health, economic, and equity impacts of a pragmatic sugar-reduction policy proposed by the U.S. National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI).
Kurt Hager Receives Horowitz Foundation Grant Award

Kurt Hager Receives Horowitz Foundation Grant Award

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy has selected 25 scholars to receive grants for research in the social sciences. Kurt Hager, a PhD student in our Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs program, will research the cost-effectiveness of expanding medically tailored meal coverage for individuals with Diet-Sensitive disease. 
ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

This year's ASN meeting is all-virtual, but there are plenty of opportunities to participate in live events throughout the week. The Friedman School and the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (JMHNRCA) are representing Tufts University with panels, posters, and plenty of awards for their outstanding work. We've pulled out some highlights for the week, but remember to check out the full schedule for all sessions and events.
Study Estimates Two-Thirds of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Due to Four Conditions

Study Estimates Two-Thirds of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Due to Four Conditions

Model suggests higher risk based on race and age, offers insights to reduce disease impact
Call to Action for Stronger, Better-Funded Federal Nutrition Research

Call to Action for Stronger, Better-Funded Federal Nutrition Research

Experts and coalition call for better coordination to prevent costly diet-related illnesses and better address food insecurity while accelerating discoveries, economic growth, and improving public health and population resilience