George Bray, M.D.

Boyd Professor
Chief, Division of Clinical Obesity and Metabolism
Boyd Professor

Clinical Research
Behavior Modification Clinical Trials
Dietary Obesity Laboratory
(225) 763-3140
(225) 763-3045
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M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1953-57


Dr. Bray is an internationally recognized researcher whose major research interests have been in obesity and diabetes at both the experimental and clinical level. His grant funding is for the Diabetes Prevention Program, a multi-center NIH funded trial that is studying strategies for reducing the conversion to diabetes of people at high risk for diabetes; for the Look AHEAD multi-center trial, also funded by NIH, asking whether reducing body weight will impact overall health risk in diabetics; and for an experimental study comparing two strains of animals, one which become obese eating a high fat diet, and one which does not.


White CL, Ishihara Y, Dotson TL, Hughes DA, Bray GA, York DA. Effect of a beta-3 agonist on food intake in two strains of rats that differ in susceptibility to obesity. Physiol Behav. 2004 Sep;82(2-3):489-96.

McDuffie JR, Adler-Wailes DC, Elberg J, Steinberg EN, Fallon EM, Tershakovec AM, Arslanian SA, Delany JP, Bray GA, Yanovski JA. Prediction equations for resting energy expenditure in overweight and normal-weight black and white children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Aug;80(2):365-73.

Bray GA. The epidemic of obesity and changes in food intake: the Fluoride Hypothesis. Physiol Behav. 2004 Aug;82(1):115-21.

Bogacka I, Xie H, Bray GA, Smith SR. The effect of pioglitazone on peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma target genes related to lipid storage in vivo. Diabetes Care. 2004 Jul;27(7):1660-7.

Bray GA, Vollmer WM, Sacks FM, Obarzanek E, Svetkey LP, Appel LJ; DASH Collaborative Research Group. A further subgroup analysis of the effects of the DASH diet and three dietary sodium levels on blood pressure: results of the DASH-Sodium Trial. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jul 15;94(2):222-7.

Ishihara Y, White CL, Kageyama H, Kageyama A, York DA, Bray GA. Effects of diet and time of the day on serum and CSF leptin levels in Osborne-Mendel and S5B/Pl rats. Obes Res. 2004 Jul;12(7):1067-76.

Bray GA. Medical consequences of obesity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jun;89(6):2583-9. Review.

Guo X, Warden BA, Paeratakul S, Bray GA. Healthy Eating Index and obesity. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2004 May 19 [Epub ahead of print]

Bray GA, Nielsen SJ, Popkin BM. Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Apr;79(4):537-43. Review.

Gouvier WD, Pinkston JB, Lovejoy JC, Smith SR, Bray GA, Santa Maria MP, Hammer JH, Hilsabeck RC, Smiroldo B, Bentz B, Browndyke J. Neuropsychological and emotional changes during simulated microgravity: effects of triiodothyronine alendronate, and testosterone. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2004 Mar;19(2):153-63.

Bray GA. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Mar;79(3):347-9.

DeLany JP, Bray GA, Harsha DW, Volaufova J. Energy expenditure in African American and white boys and girls in a 2-y follow-up of the Baton Rouge Children's Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Feb;79(2):268-73.

Harsha DW, Sacks FM, Obarzanek E, Svetkey LP, Lin PH, Bray GA, Aickin M, Conlin PR, Miller ER 3rd, Appel LJ. Effect of dietary sodium intake on blood lipids: results from the DASH-sodium trial. Hypertension. 2004 Feb;43(2):393-8. Epub 2004 Jan 05.

Bray GA, Champagne CM. Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: implications for dietetics practitioners. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Jan;104(1):86-9. Review.

Bray GA. Obesity is a chronic, relapsing neurochemical disease. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004 Jan;28(1):34-8.

Bray, G.A. (Ed). Office Management of Obesity. Philadelphia: Saunders 2004;1-311.

Bray, G.A. Risks of Obesity. IN: Office Management of Obesity. Philadelphia; Saunders, 2004; pp 107-125.

Bray, G.A. The FLUORIDE hypothesis and DIOBESITY: How to prevent diabetes by preventing obesity. IN: Progress in Obesity Research 9. G. Medeiros-Neto, A. Halpern and C. Bouchard (eds). London: John Libbey 2004 pp 26-28.

Bray, G.A. Treatment of Obesity. IN: Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases. L Martini (ed). Amsterdam: Elsevier 2004, 4 vols.

Bray, G.A. Obesity, Treatment of. IN Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology, (eds) New York: Academic Press, 2004 pp 1-4. ^ top