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Boston Children’s research in the news

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Boston Children’s Hospital made the headlines this week, when major news outlets across the globe reported on new studies from many of our researchers.

We’re well known for our world-class care and innovative approach to pediatrics, but did you know we also have a long, distinguished tradition in clinical research? And on more than one occasion that research has advanced not just pediatric care, but all of medicine.

Here’s a quick recap of some of our recent research coverage:

David Ludwig, MD, PhD

Researchers Cara Ebbeling, PhD, and David Ludwig, MD, PhD, of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospitalthis week published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), suggesting that all calories aren’t created equal. The study looked at three diets (low-fat, low-carb and low-glycemic) in order to see which helped participants keep pounds off after losing weight. Even though all three diets consisted of the same amount of calories, the low-glycemic diet came out on top.

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$7 million gift will help Children's tackle childhood obesity

Children’s Hospital Boston got an historic $7 million gift from the New Balance Foundation yesterday to support the pioneering work of David Ludwig, MD, PhD, as he and colleagues try to stem the tide of childhood obesity. The gift establishes the Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention, Research and Care, which will support Dr. Ludwig’s clinical research and outpatient programs, as well as community outreach efforts.

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