Summer 2015

Going to the Dogs (and Cats)

Nutrition research could learn from man’s best friends

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot in common with our pets: >>

Filling the Plate

Students investigate hunger in Massachusetts

An exhausted working mother with her two toddlers in tow slowly approaches me at >>

Lessons from Nepal

What keeps a disaster from becoming a catastrophe?

For the past four years, several dozen Nepali research staffers have worked for Tufts >>

Scared Straight

Inmates take a hard look at their delinquent diets

Snacking is pervasive at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute at Norfolk, a medium-security prison for >>

Breakfast in the Classroom

Serving the morning meal at school boosts attendance a bit

Some research has shown that children who eat breakfast make better students—they have better >>

Global Diet Quality on the Decline

Bad choices outpace healthy changes

A first-of-its-kind study assessing global dietary patterns in 187 countries found that diets worldwide are >>

Keeping Weight in Check? 

Watch those sources of carbs and protein

When it comes to maintaining your weight, food combination might matter as much as >>

Get More Out of Your Vitamin D 

Take it with a little serving of fat on the side

If you take a vitamin D pill to meet your requirements for the sunshine >>

Cataract Clues

Molecular miscommunication causes clouding of the eye lens

A cataract, the debilitating clouding of the eye’s lens, may start as a molecular >>

Functional Foods

USDA funds Tufts research about the benefits of eating fish and tomatoes

Two researchers at the HNRCA have received a combined $1 million in funding from >>

Not Supersized, but Still Not Good

A hundred extra calories a day can pile on 10 pounds in a year

We all know that fast-food portions and their associated calories have continued to balloon >>

Eat, Sleep and Be Healthy

Well-rested adults tend to eat better, study finds

The research is pretty clear that people who regularly get enough sleep have healthier >>

Shifting America’s Diet

Factions continue to duke it out over what the nation’s dietary guidelines should be, but the scientists have had their say: less meat, less sugar, and please, eat your veggies

It’s an afternoon in late March, and Gershoff Professor Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., is >>

Breaking the Veiled Ceiling

Yasmin Altwaijri is blazing a trail for epidemiology and for Saudi women in science

In 2009, Yasmin Altwaijri, the head of epidemiology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & >>

Feed Your Stem Cells

Is nutrition the future of brain health? Neuroscientist Dennis Steindler says yes

We take it for granted that our body can regenerate cells that become injured >>

Me and My Study

Research volunteers embrace life in the cohort

Nia Bissanti of Quincy, Massachusetts, is a record-setter at the Jean Mayer USDA Human >>

Top 10 Research Priorities in the Fight Against Obesity

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian and HNRCA Director Simin Meydani compile the list

1. What’s the interplay of our diets and our gut microbiome? 

Growing evidence suggests that the >>

All-Fronts Assault on Obesity

Tufts researchers are taking on an epidemic from every angle

The obesity epidemic is not an American phenomenon. About 37 percent of the world’s >>

Top Stories

Shifting America’s Diet

Factions continue to duke it out over what the nation’s dietary guidelines should be, but the scientists have had their say: less meat, less sugar, and please, eat your veggies

Breaking the Veiled Ceiling

Yasmin Altwaijri is blazing a trail for epidemiology and for Saudi women in science

Enough Food for All

The answer to how to feed the growing global population has to include small-scale agriculture, not just factory farms

Feed Your Stem Cells

Is nutrition the future of brain health? Neuroscientist Dennis Steindler says yes

Editor's Picks

Not Supersized, but Still Not Good

A hundred extra calories a day can pile on 10 pounds in a year

Eat, Sleep and Be Healthy

Well-rested adults tend to eat better, study finds

Scared Straight

Inmates take a hard look at their delinquent diets

Me and My Study

Research volunteers embrace life in the cohort

Why So Good?

The science behind yogurt’s aura of health