Obesity and Diabetes

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
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.
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.