Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging - Tufts University
- The EMET Lab is one of the 3 sites in the CALERIE study, the first human trial of calorie restriction to examine potential feasibility and benefits for parameters related to longevity.
- Emergency Food Product study: the EMET lab recently obtained funding to examine the effects of emergency food products, on long-term body weight. The study relates to our interest in the role of dietary variety in weight regulation, hunger, satiety and food cravings.
- The EMET Lab is examining the accuracy of calorie reporting in packaged foods and restaurant meals. Recent published data from the laboratory has shown substantial inaccuracy in individual food items, both packaged foods and foods purchased in restaurants.
- The EMET Lab is conducting a feasibility study to examine the use of worksites to prevent obesity in adults, and recently completed 12 month testing in 4 sites. Mean weight loss is greater than any previously reported worksite weight control intervention and analysis of data is ongoing.
- The EMET Lab recently received funding to conduct a feasibility study on attenuation of excess weight gain during pregnancy in obese and overweight mothers. Pregnancy is a time when avoidance of excess weight gain may have lifelong health benefits for both mothers and infants.