Winter 2017

Volatile Index

Glycemic measurement of carbs may not be the final word on blood sugar.

Big swings in your blood sugar level can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes, >>

That Dirty Water 

An inconvenient truth about old sewer systems.

In older U.S. cities, heavy rainfall doesn’t just flood basements. It can also send >>

Get ’Em While They’re Cubs

Scout troops strive for healthier habits.

Boys in matching kerchiefs and caps cluster around a snack table. Their uniforms might >>

Hungry for Answers

We’ve used the same strategy for decades to provide refugees with food aid. Does it work?

As the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis continues to dominate international news, it has >>

Heart Helpers

The power of omega-3s.

People with more omega-3s in their blood have a lower risk of dying from >>

Hole in the Data

Minorities are underrepresented in genetics research, and that perpetuates health disparities, study finds.

With all the success scientists have had using genetics to fight against disease, one >>

Replace Your Fats

There are benefits to trading bad fats and carbs for good fats.

Here’s a diet swap with lots of evidence behind it: Eating more unsaturated fats, >>

Good to Grow

Studies find no more health risks from genetically engineered crops than from conventional ones, but we cannot abandon other plant-breeding methods.

A group of eminent scientists found that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, but >>

Prescription for Good Science

Former HNRCA director Simin Meydani, now Tufts’ vice provost for research, says collaboration seeds big breakthroughs.

Simin Nikbin Meydani, the new vice provost for research at Tufts, is known for >>

Top Stories

Good to Grow

Studies find no more health risks from genetically engineered crops than from conventional ones, but we cannot abandon other plant-breeding methods.

Hungry for Answers

We’ve used the same strategy for decades to provide refugees with food aid. Does it work?

That Dirty Water 

An inconvenient truth about old sewer systems.

Waste by Design

Why do we throw away so much perfectly good food?

Get ’Em While They’re Cubs

Scout troops strive for healthier habits.

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

We offer some tips on how you can fight food waste.

Editor's Picks

A Reason to be Choosy about Fat

Diet may exacerbate genetic obesity risk

Feed Your Stem Cells

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

For a Longer Life, Add Less Salt

Study finds too much sodium a worldwide killer 

Home-Packed Lunches Fall Short

New study finds those brown bags are usually strong on snacks and weak on nutrition 

Mom, There’s Something Green on My Plate! 

Advice for handling your picky eater