New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center                   Boston Children's Hospital Research

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Leaders at the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to addressing obesity through innovative, evidence-based research.

Over the years, our landmark research on low-glycemic diets has challenged conventional wisdom and proven the important impact that blood sugar levels have on hunger and body weight, specifically for adolescents and young adults

Our research is aimed at understanding the science of how fast food and sugar-sweetened beverages affect children’s health. This research covers why fast food causes weight gain in adolescents, how reducing sugary beverages causes weight loss in adolescents, and how reducing sugary beverages at home can help teens avoid weight gain.

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