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overview Dr. Ludwig is a practicing endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital. He holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Ludwig Founded the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children's Hospital, one of the country’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary clinics for the care of overweight children. He also directs the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight. In particular, he developed a novel “low glycemic load” diet (i.e., one that decreases the surge in blood sugar after meals) for the treatment of obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In addition, he conducted some of the original studies linking sugar-sweetened beverages and fast food to obesity. Described as an “obesity warrior” by Time Magazine, Dr. Ludwig has fought for fundamental policy changes to improve the food environment. He received the E.V. McCollum Award (2008) of the American Society for Nutrition and the Oded Bar-Or Award (2015) of The Obesity Society. Dr. Ludwig is Principal Investigator on numerous grants with 20 years of continuous NIH funding, including a current K24 mid-career mentoring grant. He has published over 150 scientific articles and serves as Contributing Writer for JAMA. Dr. Ludwig has written 2 books for the public, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently (Grand Central Publishing, 2016). He appears frequently in national print and broadcast media.
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Academic Article Childhood obesity: public-health crisis, common sense cure.
Academic Article Spirited critique of glycaemic index (GI) and its role in the treatment of obesity.
Academic Article Compensation for energy intake from fast food among overweight and lean adolescents.
Academic Article Pediatric obesity management: variation by specialty and awareness of guidelines.
Academic Article Impact of change in sweetened caloric beverage consumption on energy intake among children and adolescents.
Academic Article Public health action amid scientific uncertainty: the case of restaurant calorie labeling regulations.
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Academic Article Effects of dietary glycaemic index on adiposity, glucose homoeostasis, and plasma lipids in animals.
Academic Article Fast-food habits, weight gain, and insulin resistance (the CARDIA study): 15-year prospective analysis.
Academic Article Recommendations for treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity.
Academic Article Can the food industry play a constructive role in the obesity epidemic?
Academic Article Effects of a low-glycemic load diet in overweight and obese pregnant women: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Academic Article Novel treatments for Obesity.
Academic Article Effects of decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on body weight in adolescents: a randomized, controlled pilot study.
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Academic Article The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, soda, and USDA policy: who benefits?
Academic Article Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis.
Academic Article Effects of a low-glycemic load diet on resting energy expenditure and heart disease risk factors during weight loss.
Academic Article A role for melanin-concentrating hormone in the central regulation of feeding behaviour.
Academic Article Effects of an ad libitum low-glycemic load diet on cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese young adults.
Academic Article Effects of a low-glycemic load vs low-fat diet in obese young adults: a randomized trial.
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Academic Article Weight loss strategies for adolescents: a 14-year-old struggling to lose weight.
Academic Article Preferences for type 2 diabetes health states among adolescents with or at risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Academic Article Nutritively sweetened beverages and obesity.
Academic Article Effects of dietary composition on energy expenditure during weight-loss maintenance.
Academic Article Effects of high and low glycemic load meals on energy intake, satiety and hunger in obese Hispanic-American youth.
Academic Article Effects of a low glycemic load or a low-fat dietary intervention on body weight in obese Hispanic American children and adolescents: a randomized controlled trial.
Academic Article A randomized trial of sugar-sweetened beverages and adolescent body weight.
Academic Article Sugar-sweetened beverages, genetic risk, and obesity.
Academic Article Dairy consumption, obesity, and the insulin resistance syndrome in young adults: the CARDIA Study.
Academic Article Dietary glycemic index and obesity.
Academic Article Childhood obesity--the shape of things to come.
Academic Article Hepatic steatosis and increased adiposity in mice consuming rapidly vs. slowly absorbed carbohydrate.
Academic Article The association between pregnancy weight gain and birthweight: a within-family comparison.
Academic Article State intervention in life-threatening childhood obesity.
Academic Article A potential decline in life expectancy in the United States in the 21st century.
Academic Article Should obese patients be counselled to follow a low-glycaemic index diet? Yes.
Academic Article Programming obesity in childhood.
Academic Article Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in American adolescents: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Academic Article Extra calories cause weight gain--but how much?
Academic Article Targeting dietary fat or glycemic load in the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial.
Academic Article Accuracy of administrative coding for type 2 diabetes in children, adolescents, and young adults.
Academic Article Influence of body mass index on outcome of pediatric chronic hepatitis C virus infection.
Academic Article Personal responsibility and obesity: a constructive approach to a controversial issue.
Academic Article Continuous glucose monitoring to assess the ecologic validity of dietary glycemic index and glycemic load.
Academic Article Childhood obesity as a chronic disease: keeping the weight off.
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Academic Article Obesity and the economy: from crisis to opportunity.
Academic Article Obesity: Guiding the management of pediatric obesity.
Academic Article Acute effects of dietary glycemic index on antioxidant capacity in a nutrient-controlled feeding study.
Academic Article High glycemic index foods, overeating, and obesity.
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Academic Article Tracking pediatric obesity: an index of uncertainty?
Academic Article Surgical vs lifestyle treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Academic Article The glycemic index: physiological mechanisms relating to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
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Concept Obesity
Concept Obesity, Morbid
Concept Obesity, Abdominal
Academic Article Effects of dietary glycemic index on brain regions related to reward and craving in men.
Academic Article Examining the health effects of fructose.
Academic Article A low-glycemic-load versus low-fat diet in the treatment of fatty liver in obese children.
Academic Article Breakfast frequency and development of metabolic risk.
Academic Article How early should obesity prevention start?
Academic Article Increasing adiposity: consequence or cause of overeating?
Academic Article Multi-component molecular-level body composition reference methods: evolving concepts and future directions.
Academic Article The glycemic index: Reports of its demise have been exaggerated.
Academic Article Providing food to treat adolescents at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Academic Article Relationship of insulin dynamics to body composition and resting energy expenditure following weight loss.
Academic Article A randomized pilot study of dietary treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents.
Academic Article Conversation with a Harvard expert. Dr. David S. Ludwig is a nutrition and obesity researcher at Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston. His research has focused on the harmful health effects of high-glycemic load foods. He is author of "Ending the Food Fight," a book about children's nutrition and weight.
Academic Article Lifespan Weighed Down by Diet.
Award or Honor Receipt Oded Bar-Or Award for Pediatric Obesity Research
Grant Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Overweight Adolescents
Grant Soft Drinks, Milk and Obesity in Chilean Children
Grant Sugar-sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain in Children
Grant Glycemic Index, Obesity, Insulin Resistance and CVD Risk
Grant Popular Diets, Metabolism, and CVD Risk
Grant Sugar-sweetened beverages and cardiovascular disease risk: an RCT
Grant Effects of Diet on Hormones, Metabolism and Body Weight
Grant Glycemic Load and infant birth weight in pregnant/glucose intolerant women
Grant A Novel Diet-Phenotype Interaction Affecting Body Weight
Academic Article Outcomes from an orientation model to reduce attrition in paediatric weight management.
Academic Article Physical changes in the home environment to reduce television viewing and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among 5- to 12-year-old children: a randomized pilot study.
Academic Article Lowering the Bar on the Low-Fat Diet.
Academic Article Creating an integrated care model for childhood obesity: a randomized pilot study utilizing telehealth in a community primary care setting.
Academic Article Metabolomic profiles as reliable biomarkers of dietary composition.
Academic Article A telephone intervention to achieve differentiation in dietary intake: a randomized trial in paediatric primary care.
Academic Article Calorically restricted diets decrease PCSK9 in overweight adolescents.
Academic Article Effects of Advice to Drink 8 Cups of Water per Day in Adolescents With Overweight or Obesity: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Academic Article A randomized study of dietary composition during weight-loss maintenance: Rationale, study design, intervention, and assessment.
Academic Article Genetic Evidence That Carbohydrate-Stimulated Insulin Secretion Leads to Obesity.
Academic Article Epidemic Childhood Obesity: Not Yet the End of the Beginning.
Academic Article Source of bias in sugar-sweetened beverage research: a systematic review.
Academic Article The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity: Beyond "Calories In, Calories Out".
Academic Article 90th Anniversary Commentary: Obesity among Offspring of US Immigrants: After 20 Years, a Need to Safeguard Children from the Obesogenic Environment.
Academic Article Ultra-Processed Food and Obesity: The Pitfalls of Extrapolation from Short Studies.
Academic Article Scientific discourse in the era of open science: a response to Hall et al. regarding the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model.
Academic Article The Ketogenic Diet: Evidence for Optimism but High-Quality Research Needed.
Academic Article Obesity and impaired metabolic health in patients with COVID-19.
Academic Article Testing the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity in a 5-month feeding study: the perils of post-hoc participant exclusions.
Academic Article Effects of Sugar-Sweetened, Artificially Sweetened, and Unsweetened Beverages on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, Body Composition, and Sweet Taste Preference: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Academic Article Do Lower-Carbohydrate Diets Increase Total Energy Expenditure? An Updated and Reanalyzed Meta-Analysis of 29 Controlled-Feeding Studies.
Academic Article The carbohydrate-insulin model: a physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic.
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