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A Vanderbilt study shows that reducing consumption of simple sugars helped improve gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Study finds that reducing intake of simple sugars improves GERD

A Vanderbilt study found that reducing dietary carbohydrates improved both symptoms and objective measurements of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in a randomized controlled trial.

Silver appointed to national committee assessing human requirements for energy intake and expenditure

Vanderbilt’s Heidi Silver, PhD, RDN, MS, has been appointed to an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to assess the human requirements for energy intake and expenditure.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors Silver

Heidi Silver, RDN, MS, PhD, an internationally known registered dietitian and nutrition scientist at VUMC, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Research Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Initiative seeks to address malnutrition among adult patients

It is estimated that nearly one out of five pediatric patients and one of three adult patients age 60 and older are malnourished and will experience a decline in their nutritional status during their hospital stay.

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VUMC joins cutting-edge obesity research network

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN).

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VUMC to be site for national malnutrition study

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the test site for a nationwide initiative to address the longstanding problem of malnutrition in hospital patients.