Chronic Diseases and Healthy Aging

Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

How can your diet help "flatten the curve"? 
Sugary Drinks and Maintaining Normal Cholesterol Levels

Sugary Drinks and Maintaining Normal Cholesterol Levels

BOSTON (February 26, 2020, 5:00 a.m., EST)—Middle-aged and older adults who drank sugary beverages daily were at greater risk of developing abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to those who rarely drank those beverages, according to a new epidemiological study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
A National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Research

A National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Research

A new council at the Friedman School is recommending a national nutrition research moonshot.
New Study: Dining Out

New Study: Dining Out

Dariush Mozaffarian, senior author and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, discusses potential solutions to the challenge of improving the nutritional quality of what Americans are eating while dining out. 
Meat Consumption: Myths and Facts

Meat Consumption: Myths and Facts

By Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy More than half of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions resolve to “eat healthier." If you’re one, you might be confused about the role meat should play in your health.
The Next Half-Century of Food

The Next Half-Century of Food

On the anniversary of a landmark White House conference, experts raise critical issues that affect nutrition for all of us
Study: Losing weight—and keeping it off—linked to cardiometabolic benefits

Study: Losing weight—and keeping it off—linked to cardiometabolic benefits

Maintaining weight loss is associated with more favorable heart disease, stroke, and diabetes risk factors compared to regaining weight after three years
‘Report card’ on diet trends: low-quality carbs account for 42 percent of a day’s calories

‘Report card’ on diet trends: low-quality carbs account for 42 percent of a day’s calories

Older people, those with lower income, and those with less education face greater hurdles
Microbiome may be involved in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults

Microbiome may be involved in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults

Study identifies differences in gut microbiome composition in physically high-functioning vs low-functioning older adults, successfully transfers some of these effects into mice
Higher Protein Intake May Curb Age-Related Inflammation

Higher Protein Intake May Curb Age-Related Inflammation

For adults around sixty, low-grade, age-related chronic inflammation is associated with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.