Topic: healthy weight

Obesity studies generate debate on impact of weight, sugar on health

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition experts, including Walter Willett, Frederick John Stare professor of nutrition and epidemiology and chair of the Department of Nutrition, were quoted widely by the media about two obesity studies published in January 2013. Evidence Grows…

Healthy Weight Checklist

On This Page What are the best food, activity, and lifestyle choices for keeping weight in check? Read these simple, concrete healthy weight tips. With the daily crush of media coverage about obesity, weight, and health, it’s easy for people to feel…

Healthy Weight

Expert Answers to Readers' Questions I am overweight. What is the best way to lose weight? Do my genes control how much I weigh? Is percentage of body fat important for health? Can diet pills or gastric bypass surgery help me lose…

Ask the Expert: Does being overweight really decrease mortality? No!

 The Expert: Dr. Walter Willett Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health   A recent JAMA study got major media attention when it claimed that grade 1 obesity…