Global Nutrition & Epidemiologic Transition Initiative

The Global Nutrition & Epidemiologic Transition Initiative is a collaborative initiative launched by researchers from the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with the ultimate goal of helping to prevent the global diabetes epidemic by improving the carbohydrate quality of staple foods. Pilot projects are ongoing in a number of countries to not only assess the effect of substituting whole grain alternatives for refined carbohydrate staples on intermediate markers of diabetes risk but to also assess the cultural acceptability and feasibility of these interventions in local communities. The team plans to use results from the pilot studies to design larger studies that can test whether whole grain dietary modifications can have a long-lasting, measurable impact.

See also: Nutrition, Research