Topic: nutrition

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…

Excess weight may affect sperm production, reduce fertility in men

A new study co-authored by Jorge Chavarro, assistant professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), finds that overweight and obese men are more likely than their normal-weight peers to produce lower numbers of sperm, or even no…

In developing nations, the rich get heavier while the poor stay thin

Weight-related ailments such as diabetes and heart disease are growing problems in developing countries. But such diseases are affecting mostly the rich. For the most part, according to a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study, the poor in developing nations are…