Obesity and Diabetes

FDA Added Sugar Label Could Be Cost-Effective Way to Improve Health

FDA Added Sugar Label Could Be Cost-Effective Way to Improve Health

Model estimates prevention of nearly 1 million cases of cardiometabolic disease, billions of dollars in savings in first 20 years of label’s use.

The Health-Care Cost of Weight Bias

The Health-Care Cost of Weight Bias

Physician Fatima Cody Stanford tells a Tufts audience how bias about obesity and overweight is damaging patients

U.S. News to Convene National Childhood Obesity Summit at Texas Children’s Hospital

U.S. News to Convene National Childhood Obesity Summit at Texas Children’s Hospital

Washington, D.C. – This spring, U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, will convene a Combating Childhood Obesity summit featuring some of the nation's leading experts who are actively working to address this public health threat, which currently affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

From NECN's The Take with Sue O'Connell:

Markers of Dairy Fat Consumption Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Markers of Dairy Fat Consumption Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine. 

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.

Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

New study identifies continuing disparities in diet quality for participants on SNAP

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

Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

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