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Friedman Faculty Receive National Scientific Achievement Awards

Friedman Faculty Receive National Scientific Achievement Awards

American Society for Nutrition Announces Recipients of National Scientific Achievement Awards: Top researchers, clinicians and educators will be recognized for their outstanding contributions at ASN’s Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology 2017.

The Gershoff-Simonian Prize

The Gershoff-Simonian Prize

The Stanley N. Gershoff, Simon J. and Arpi A. Simonian Prize for Research Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy at the Friedman School.

The Latest Research on Soy and Cancer

The Latest Research on Soy and Cancer

Consuming foods rich in isoflavones, found in soy, is associated with reduced mortality in women with hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer and women not treated with endocrine therapy

Covering The Cost of Health

Covering The Cost of Health

Food subsidies and taxes significantly improve dietary choices: Interventions that alter food prices can improve people’s diets, leading to more healthy choices and fewer unhealthy choices.

Could community-based “Change Clubs” improve heart health in black women?

Could community-based “Change Clubs” improve heart health in black women?

Using the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) model focused on engaging community members in the planning and implementation of interventions, the researchers collaborated with four local churches in predominately Black/African American Boston neighborhoods, and worked with participants to identify and address health concerns in their respective communities. 

Eating whole grains led to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response

Eating whole grains led to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response

BOSTON (Feb. 8, 2017)—In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune responses. The research was conducted in tandem with a study that looked at the effects of a whole-grain diet on energy metabolism. Both studies are published online today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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.

Americans in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have higher mortality

Americans in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have higher mortality

Higher risk of all-cause and cardiometabolic mortality, particularly related to diabetes, found among federal food-purchasing assistance program participants compared to nonparticipants

Cost-Effectiveness of Salt Reduction

Cost-Effectiveness of Salt Reduction

National salt reduction strategy is cost-effective ‘best buy’ for 183 countries worldwide.

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

The first global analysis of complementary foods marketed in lower-income countries highlights the need for basic quality assurance services to improve nutritional consistency and reduce childhood malnutrition.

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