TESTING THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ON NUTRITION
NuSI supports research that tests fundamental assumptions about the metabolic and hormonal causes of obesity and related disorders
Initiatives and Recent Results
Sugar Restriction in Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the most common form of liver disease, affects about 7 million children in the US. There is no approved drug for the disease, and, although treatment guidelines include modifications of diet, no consensus exists on the dietary trigger of the disease or what diet would best reverse or prevent it.
Dietary Carbohydrate and Energy Expenditure During Weight Loss Maintenance
Long-term maintenance of a reduced body weight is among the most difficult challenges in treating obesity. Dietary strategies that minimize accumulation of body fat and sustain or increase energy expenditure should prevent weight regain or facilitate further weight loss.
Weight Loss with a Healthy Low-fat vs Healthy Low-carbohydrate Diet
In an earlier study, participants who were instructed to eat a low-carbohydrate diet lost more weight than those consuming a low-fat diet. In this trial, subjects were instructed to eat a “healthy” diet either low in fat or carbohydrate that maximized vegetable intake and minimized consumption of added sugars and refined flour.
News and Updates
To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks
New York Times
January 22, 2019
Low Carb or Low Fat Diet—The Best Way to Keep Off Weight Loss
December 11, 2018
The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds
New York Times
February 20, 2018