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The cost of childhood obesity

July 22, 2014 -- What’s the most cost-effective way to prevent childhood obesity? Is it by taxing sugary beverages? Requiring more physical education classes in schools? Eliminating the corporate tax deduction for marketing and advertising when it comes to food and beverage…

Social network project tackles obesity and diabetes

July 14, 2014 -- Making use of the ties between friends and family to promote healthy behaviors appears to motivate people to better manage their weight over the long term—and reduce their risk for obesity and diabetes—even in places with limited resources…

Adding years to life--and life to years

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Today, it’s conventional wisdom and a scientific truism that regular exercise is one of the healthiest habits around. But public health researchers weren’t always so certain that physical fitness was essential. One of the first to scientifically document…

Staying Active

In addition to eating high-quality foods, physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke,…

Muscle training linked with lowered risk of type 2 diabetes

A new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study finds that muscle strengthening and conditioning activities—like resistance exercise, yoga, stretching and toning—are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Following nearly 100,000 women over eight years, Anders Grøntved, visiting researcher…

Bicycling, brisk walking help women control weight

Researchers Call for More Bike-Friendly Environments to Combat Obesity For immediate release: Monday, June 28, 2010 Boston, MA— Premenopausal women who make even small increases in the amount of time they spend bicycling or walking briskly every day decrease their risk of gaining…

Exercise may lower risk of death for men with prostate cancer

For immediate release: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Boston, MA – A new study of men with prostate cancer finds that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer. The Harvard School of…