Nutrition Science Initiative

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

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

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

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