Topic: epidemiology

Fat in food: not necessarily a bad thing

It’s not a good idea to cut out all fat from the diet because some fats are “good,” says Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition expert [[Dariush Mozaffarian]]. What’s more, eating some fat can satisfy the appetite longer—which can actually lead…

HSPH experts help U.S. News rank top diets

The nation’s best overall diets for 2013, according to U.S. News & World Report, are the DASH diet, the TLC diet, and the Mayo Clinic diet. The magazine enlisted the help of 22 experts to make their choices, including two from Harvard…

Berries may lower women’s heart attack risk

A new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of East Anglia finds that women who eat three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries each week may lower their risk of having a heart attack.…

Role of stress in health disparities explored

Twenty-five experts from around the world gathered in Boston recently to discuss the impact of chronic stress stemming from low socioeconomic status and discrimination on health disparities and premature death. The conference was organized by Michelle Williams, Stephen B. Kay Family Professor…

For Movember, a professor shaves his ’stache

A group of men in Harvard’s medical community are growing mustaches in November to raise awareness and money for men’s health, particularly prostate and testicular cancer, as part of an international effort called “Movember.” Harvard School of Public Health’s [[Meir Stampfer]], professor…

Better diet after heart attack may reduce death risk

Healthy eating after a heart attack appears to significantly lower the risk of death, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study. Examining data from about 4,000 men and women, researchers found that people whose post-heart attack diets improved…

Forced prostitution raises risk of HIV/AIDS infection

Women in India who are forced into prostitution or sex trafficking are almost three times more likely to be HIV-infected than those who joined the industry voluntarily, according to Kathleen Wirth, ScD ’11, research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard…

Harvard events highlight benefits of Mediterranean diet

Recent events at Harvard highlighted the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, capitalizing on growing interest after a recent study provided strong new evidence of the diet’s ability to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. An event held Wednesday, April 3…

Buckee named a top 100 global thinker by Foreign Policy

Caroline Buckee, assistant professor of epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), was named one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2013 by Foreign Policy (FP). Buckee was listed among…

Eating more red meat may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

People who increase their red meat consumption may also increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Researchers found that people who started eating more red meat than usual—about 3.5 servings more…