Topic: Nutrition

Fats and Cholesterol

When it comes to dietary fat, what matters most is the type of fat you eat. Contrary to past dietary advice promoting low-fat diets, newer research shows that healthy fats are necessary and beneficial for health. When food manufacturers reduce fat, they…

A call to action on food systems and climate change

September 30, 2015 — Researchers and policy makers must take steps to address air pollution, climate change, and other environmental issues related to crop and livestock production that, left unchanged, could one day severely impact the world’s food supply and human health,…

Exploring the health value of global fisheries

A new project based at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health aims to quantify the human health value of fisheries around the world, to determine the health risks of fishery decline and collapse, and to develop tools to better manage these…

Drink up: Health benefits of coffee are numerous

Your morning cup of coffee provides more than a jolt of caffeine—it can also have significant health benefits. A September 28, 2015 Harvard Gazette article highlighted several studies by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers illustrating the positive effects of…

Adding wellness training to medical education

Just as large numbers of physicians in the 1970s quit smoking and counseled their patients to do the same, health care providers can help stem the tide of obesity and its related diseases by acting as role models and wellness counselors for…

Can certain fruits and vegetables prevent weight gain?

If you’re looking to lose weight, you may want to eat more blueberries and cauliflower, and cut back on the peas and potatoes. That’s according to a new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers. A team led by…

Short lunch periods in schools linked with less healthy eating

For immediate release: September 11, 2015 Boston, MA ─ Students with less than 20 minutes to eat school lunches consume significantly less of their entrées, milk, and vegetables than those who aren’t as rushed, according to a new study from Harvard T.H.…

Fish oil supplements may not improve memory

For brain health, it’s better to eat a nutritious diet and be physically active than to take omega-3 fatty acid supplements or fish oil pills, Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in…