Winter 2019

Warning: Falling Strength Ahead

Researchers take a crucial step in the fight against muscle loss.

We have long known that the older people get, the less robust their muscles >>

Is Calorie Counting Dead?

For a century now, dieters have been trying—and failing— to lose weight by obsessively tracking the calorie content of everything they eat. There has to be a better way.

Lulu Hunt Peters never managed to become a household name. But the weight-loss method >>

Rethinking Full-Fat Dairy

Fats in milk and cheese aren't connected to a higher risk of death.

Fats in milk, cheese, and other dairy products are not linked to a higher >>

10 Things You Need to Know About Fiber

A nutritional epidemiologist separates the facts from the hype.

With a variety of fiber types to consider—and health claims on food labels to >>

More Good News About Cocoa

Consuming a flavonoid in cocoa helped healthy mice delay aging.

As if you needed another reason to enjoy cocoa products, a recent study by >>

Top Docs

Nine nutrition experts who are doing big things with their Ph.D.s.

What can you do with a Ph.D.? Some pretty amazing things, from running a >>

Eating for the Earth

Are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans sustainable?

Nicole Tichenor Blackstone, N12, NG16, who recently joined the Friedman School as an assistant >>

The Fridge-in-the-Classroom Test

Could putting refrigerators in classrooms lead to healthier snacks?

At Sean Cash’s child’s school, parents donate snacks to classrooms. It’s a nice tradition, >>

Native Americans and the Fight for Water

Leslie Sanchez is researching whether having clear water rights has helped reservations grow more crops.

In 1908, the Supreme Court decided that Native American tribes have a right to >>

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Top Docs

Nine nutrition experts who are doing big things with their Ph.D.s.

Is Calorie Counting Dead?

For a century now, dieters have been trying—and failing— to lose weight by obsessively tracking the calorie content of everything they eat. There has to be a better way.

The Unstoppable Frances Stern

How Stern’s first-of-its-kind nutrition center became a model for other clinics and a training ground for generations of dietitians devoted to the cause.

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Warning: Falling Strength Ahead

Researchers take a crucial step in the fight against muscle loss.

10 Things You Need to Know About Fiber

A nutritional epidemiologist separates the facts from the hype.

The Fridge-in-the-Classroom Test

Could putting refrigerators in classrooms lead to healthier snacks?