Chronic Diseases and Healthy Aging

A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

Commencement addresses often focus on the idea of a bright future, but Congressman Jim McGovern’s speech at the Friedman School’s ceremony on May 19 was a little different.
Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Study also identifies association between excess calcium supplement intake and increased risk of death from cancer
Rethinking Dairy Fat

Rethinking Dairy Fat

A new study, co-written by senior author Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, finds that the fats in milk, cheese, and other dairy products aren’t linked to a higher risk of death in older adults.
Food price policy and mortality: How to even the playing field for participants in SNAP

Food price policy and mortality: How to even the playing field for participants in SNAP

A modeling study of food subsidies and food taxes suggests deaths from cardiometabolic disease could be reduced
Healthy Diets for Better Health

Healthy Diets for Better Health

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian supports launch of Food Is Medicine Working Group on Capitol Hill
Could Food Price Changes Save Lives?

Could Food Price Changes Save Lives?

Subsidies for healthy foods and taxes on unhealthy foods could reduce deaths from stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially among Americans with lower socioeconomic status
Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

We should make our nation’s nutrition crisis a top nonpartisan priority
Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Older adults who add 48 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower their chances for major mobility disability
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.
Dietary Factors and Deaths From Disease

Dietary Factors and Deaths From Disease

Dietary factors associated with substantial proportion of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and disease.