Katherine Tucker, professor of nutritional epidemiology in the department of Health Sciences and coauthor of a new textbook on nutrition and disease, says that following a healthy diet could prevent diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer.
Forty-two percent of the American population will be obese by 2030, according to a new report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. We asked Katherine Tucker, professor and chair … read more »
Northeastern professors Bob Hall and Katherine Tucker applied their knowledge of history and nutrition, respectively, to help create the new African Heritage Diet Pyramid.
Overeating is common this time of year, between the large holiday feasts and more and more sweets creeping into the kitchen. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we asked nutrition expert Katherine Tucker, chair of the Department of Health Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, to offer her tips to eat healthy and avoid overindulging.
Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled MyPlate, a straightforward symbol of proper nutrition that replaces the original food pyramid, which USDA officials have called too complex for easy understanding. Katherine Tucker, professor and chair of the Department of Health Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern, weighs in on whether the new model of dietary guidelines will combat obesity by making it easier for Americans to eat healthfully.
Research seeks to explain high incidence of heart disease and other chronic conditions among Puerto Rican adults in the United States