Health Research News Fall/Winter 2014

Dr. Lydia Bazzano led a study that highlights the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet. Low-carb trumps low-fat for weight loss, heart health
Low-carbohydrate diets are better for losing weight and protecting the heart than low-fat diets, according to a Tulane University study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study followed 148 obese participants who were randomly assigned to either a low-carb diet, consuming fewer than 40 grams of digestible carbs per day, or a low-fat diet, consuming less than 30 percent of daily calories from fat. Researchers gave both groups dietary advice, but neither had strict calorie or exercise goals. more>>

Dr. Yu-Ping Wang

Tulane awarded $3.7 million to study osteoporosis, mental disease
Dr. Yu-Ping Wang, an associate professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health. more>>

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