Nutrition

  • Pandemic worsens kids’ weight woes

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a greater incidence of obesity and eating disorders among young people, according to experts at Stanford Children’s Health.

  • Digital health tools aid in weight loss

    Digital health tools, such as diet-tracking apps, increase engagement in weight loss programs, helping users shed pounds, according to a new study.

  • Plant based meat versus animal meat

    A diet that includes an average of two servings of plant-based meat alternatives lowers some cardiovascular risk factors compared with a diet that instead includes the same amount of animal meat, Stanford Medicine scientists found.

  • Making weight program available to more kids

    Stanford Children’s Health experts are applying CDC funding and design thinking toward making their weight-management program available to low-income families nationwide.

  • Normal weight can hide eating disorder

    The amount, speed and duration of weight loss are better markers of medical and psychological illness in adolescents with atypical anorexia nervosa than being underweight, a study led by Stanford and UCSF researchers showed.

  • Cutting back on meat-derived protein

    Nutrition expert Christopher Gardner discusses the protein-consuming habits of America, the drawbacks and ways to eat better.

  • Busting myths about milk

    Milk is a good source of calcium but isn’t necessarily the most critical factor for bone health, according to a Stanford researcher who recently discussed the facts and “facts” about milk.

  • Ioannidis on nutrition research

    Stanford's John Ioannidis recently discussed why the design of most nutrition studies impedes progress in the field and suggested a new kind of approach.

  • Low-fat or low-carb? It’s a draw

    Stanford researchers have found that, contrary to previous studies, insulin levels and a specific genotype pattern don’t predict weight-loss success.

  • Pilot grants for population health projects

    The Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences has awarded 11 pilot grants to investigators with studies that seek to improve population and community health.

  • Parents sought for eating-disorders study

    Stanford researchers are expanding a study of how parents with previous eating disorders can form good eating patterns in their young children. They now are seeking dads and single parents.


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