Topic: nutrition

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…

Questioning calcium, regulating sugary drinks, evaluating supplements

Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, recently spoke with the website Medpage Today for its “Conversations with …” video interview series. In an interview posted…

Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead it passes through the body undigested. Fiber helps regulate the body’s use…