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Tufts’ Class of 2019 Sets Records for Selectivity and Yield

Tufts University’s first-year class of 1,360 students is once again one for the record books. Whittled down from 19,062 applicants, only 16 percent were offered admission, setting a fifth consecutive record for selectivity; yield on those offers...
2-Sep-2015 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lowering Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake by Children Linked to More Favorable HDL-C Changes

A study measuring blood lipid levels of a diverse sample of Boston area schoolchildren found that reducing SSB intake by at least one serving a week was associated with a greater increase in HDL-cholesterol over 12 months. Higher SSB consumption was...
31-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Massachusetts High School Students Complete Program at Tufts University School of Medicine

High school students, their families, and Tufts University School of Medicine celebrated the achievements of the 26 youths from the Bay State who participated in the School’s 2015 Teachers and High School Students (TAHSS) program. Established in...
19-Aug-2015 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Surveys Reveal Trends in Global Consumption of Sugary Beverages, Fruit Juices and Milk

A team led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University estimated global intakes of sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices, and milk across 187 countries. Variation was identified by age, sex and...
3-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Teaching Reflection to Doctors to Improve Physician-Patient Interactions

A new study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston College provides the results of a year-long project in which medical residents reflected on their interactions with patients as a way of understanding the meaning of both...
13-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sugary Drinks Linked to High Death Tolls Worldwide

Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published today in the journal Circulation and previously presented as an abstract at the American Heart Association Council on...
26-Jun-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Shouldn’t Place Limits on Total Fat Intake

In a Viewpoint published today in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA), researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University and Boston Children’s Hospital call on the federal government to drop...
22-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hyperlipidemia, Caused by a High-Fat Diet, Aggressively Accelerates Organ Rejection

Two studies demonstrate that hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and high triglycerides in the blood) caused by a high-fat diet accelerates heart-transplant rejection in mice. The researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine also found that...
11-Jun-2015 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Ebola is a Nutrition Crisis Too, Tufts University Expert says

9-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Take Care of Your Gums During Pregnancy

1-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke at Higher Risk of Tooth Decay

6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

The Farm Bill and Food Assistance; Tufts University Expert Available to Comment

15-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

Seven Ways Parents Can Manage Holiday Stress, from Tufts Child Development Expert

Tufts University child development expert George Scarlett recommends ways that parents can help their children and themselves navigate the holidays more successfully.
10-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

Expert on Youth Risk Reduction Available to Talk About Family Meals

27-Aug-2013 1:40 PM EDT

Simple Precautions Can Help Ward Off EEE, West Nile

Every year reported cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile virus surface in communities around the country, raising concerns and questions about mosquito borne-illnesses. Despite reports that children and the elderly are at...
31-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

Tufts University Food Economist Available to Comment on Elimination of SNAP from U.S. House Farm Bill

11-Jul-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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