Topic: nutrition

Nutrition news: USDA’s ‘MyPlate’ doesn’t go far enough

The USDA’s MyPlate icon, aimed at providing Americans with easy-to-understand information about how to eat healthy, is an improvement on the old food pyramid but lacks certain key ingredients, said Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of…

Skipping breakfast may increase coronary heart disease risk

July 23, 2013 — A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) adds to evidence that eating breakfast is important for good health. HSPH researchers found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or…

Inflammatory dietary pattern linked to depression among women

November 7, 2013 – Women whose diet includes more foods that trigger inflammation—like sugar-sweetened or diet soft drinks, refined grains, red meat, and margarine—and fewer foods that restrain inflammation—like wine, coffee, olive oil, and green leafy and yellow vegetables—have up to a…

Mounting evidence links Epstein-Barr virus, multiple sclerosis

November 9, 2011 Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and their collaborators have found more evidence that infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) appears to significantly increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).…

HSPH profs offer new recipes for addressing U.S. obesity epidemic

HSPH Prof. Walter Willett renews his criticism that the healthy eating recommendations in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines—source of the well-known food pyramid and the new MyPlate icon—don’t go far enough in a Perspective article in the October 27, 2011 issue of the…

HSPH researchers pursue risk factors for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Study part of collaborative effort to boost understanding of disorder Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is among several leading research institutions collaborating on new research projects to better understand chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). HSPH received funding from the newly formed nonprofit…

Nutrition news: Few Americans eat all their fruits and vegetables

Walter Willett, chairman of HSPH’s Department of Nutrition and the Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, was interviewed October 8, 2010, on NPR’s Talk of the Nation about a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The CDC report…