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Research news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

NOTE: The US Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis was released on October 14th. Osteoporosis is a critical health issue in this country, particularly for elders. Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, president of the board of trustees for the National Osteoporosis Foundation and a nationally renowned expert on osteoporosis, notes in a recent journal article (summarized below) that it is "th...

Tufts professor launches program to mentor deaf students in state-of-the-art physics research

Tufts University Professor Peggy Cebe, an expert in the rapidly growing field of nanocomposite polymer physics, is mentoring four deaf students working this summer in her research laboratory. The students are adding tiny impurities to polymer materials to form plastics with greatly improved strength and durability....... The program is designed to increase the participation of deaf and hard of he...

Friedman School of Tufts: Policy Points

While much of the discussion in the media about obesity has focused on nutrition policies, such as dietary guidelines, or a debate about individual responsibility, a recent article in the Annual Review of Nutrition takes a different tack. Agricultural and economic policies, combined with food industrialization and overproduction, argues the paper, must be studied in order to address the obesity p...

Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: May 2004

...... ......Currently, an estimated 20 to 25 percent of the US population have a condition known as the metabolic syndrome, predisposing them to increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Recently, Nicola McKeown, PhD and colleagues at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts found that people who ate a low glycemic index diet improved t...

Policy highlights from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition

...... Dietary supplements are widely available in pharmacies and other retail outlets but their availability is not necessarily proof that they are safe. Currently, because of a 1994 regulation, dietary supplements are regulated like foods rather than drugs, which means that they are considered to be safe unless proven otherwise. While most dietary supplements are safe when used as recommended,...

Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: April 2004

...... The latest weight loss fad, the high protein/low carbohydrate diet, has been the source of much criticism from the nutrition community. While many nutritionists agree that the diet may not be nutritionally balanced, one concern, that high protein diets promote calcium losses , may not be warranted. ...... Recent research by Bess Dawson-Hughes MD and her colleagues at the Bone Metabolism L...

Policy highlights from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition

Nutrition and Heart Health Expert Endorses New Heart Disease ...Guidelines for Women ... ...Over 500,000 women die from heart disease a year, by far the leading cause of death of women in the United States. In contrast, 40,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Nevertheless, when women are asked what they perceive as their most serious health risk they overwhelmingly say breas...

Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: March 2004

......Moderate consumption of alcohol may improve health and longevity in a number of ways, including prevention of diseases such as cancer and heart disease, but some forms of alcohol have been shown in a recent study to play a role, both beneficial and harmful, in a condition commonly referred to as cataracts. ......According to new research from Martha S. Morris, an instructor at the Friedman...

Tufts University hosts Britain's Royal Geographic Society

. . . .MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Tufts University will host an international conference of Britain's Royal Geographical Society on Wed., May 31 through Fri., June 2. It will be held from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. each day at the Fletcher Intercultural Center here. This is the tenth annual meeting of the planning and environmental research group, and the first time the panel will meet in the Uni...
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