Published IRF-Supported Research

  1. Bell, S.J. and Sears, B. “Low-glycemic load diets: Impact on obesity and chronic diseases.” Crit Rev Food Sci and Nutr 43: 357-377 (2003)
  2. Bell SJ and Sears B. “A proposal for a new national diet: a low glycemic-load diet with a Unique Macro-nutrient Composition.” Metabol Synd and Related Disord 1:199-208 (2003)
  3. Bell SJ and Sears B. “The Zone diet: an anti-inflammatory, low glycemic-load diet.” Metabol Synd and Related Disord 2:24-38 (2004)
  4. Johnston CS, Tjonn SL, Swan PD, White A, and Sears B. “Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets that restrict potassium-rich fruits and vegetables promote calciuria.” Osteoporos Int 17: 1820-1821 (2006)


Ongoing IRF-Supported Research

  • Treatment of ocular disorders, including diabetic retinopathy and optical nerve damage
  • Treatment of severe brain trauma
  • Treatment of metabolic syndrome