Obesity and Diabetes

Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

We should make our nation’s nutrition crisis a top nonpartisan priority

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen, presented preliminary data demonstrating that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet.

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen, presented preliminary data demonstrating that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet.

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.

New study finds that eating whole grains increases metabolism and calorie loss

New study finds that eating whole grains increases metabolism and calorie loss

Researchers at Tufts begin to quantify benefits of a whole-grain diet.

Regular intake of sugary beverages, not diet soda, associated with prediabetes

Regular intake of sugary beverages, not diet soda, associated with prediabetes

An epidemiological analysis of data from 1,685 adult Americans finds that regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with increased risk of prediabetes and increased insulin resistance.

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

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.

High variability suggests glycemic index unreliable indicator of blood sugar response

High variability suggests glycemic index unreliable indicator of blood sugar response

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.

Healthy Fats and Improvement of Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Healthy Fats and Improvement of Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

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

The Diet and Disease Connection

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.

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