Obesity and Diabetes

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.
How Office Cafeterias Could Help Save on Health Care Spending

How Office Cafeterias Could Help Save on Health Care Spending

A new study from Friedman School researchers finds workplace cafeterias that follow Federal Food Service Guidelines can improve worker health and save millions in health care dollars
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
Ultraprocessed Foods Now Comprise 2/3 of Calories in Children and Teen Diets

Ultraprocessed Foods Now Comprise 2/3 of Calories in Children and Teen Diets

New study in JAMA also found kids and teens eat less unprocessed and minimally processed foods
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. 
Eating Whole Grains Linked to Smaller Increases in Waist Size, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar

Eating Whole Grains Linked to Smaller Increases in Waist Size, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar

Study in middle- to older-aged adults suggests whole grains may protect against heart disease