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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…

How liver ‘talks’ to muscle: A well-timed, coordinated conversation

For immediate release: Monday, October 23, 2013 Boston, MA – A major collaborative research effort involving scientists at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Harvard University has uncovered a novel signal mechanism that controls how fat…

Minimizing the risk of infections at the gym

Staph, funguses, wart viruses, cold and flu bugs—all are lurking at the gym, according to William Hanage, HSPH associate professor of epidemiology. So it’s important to take precautions. Quoted in the Boston Globe Oct. 5, 2011, Hanage offered a number of suggestions…

Heart disease: A little exercise goes a long way

Even a small amount of exercise may significantly lower your risk of getting heart disease, according to a new study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). A team led by Jacob Sattelmair, who did the research while a doctoral…