Topic: obesity

Living near foreclosed homes may raise risk of being overweight

August 12, 2013 — People who live near foreclosed homes may be at greater risk of being overweight than those who don’t have such homes in their immediate neighborhoods, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers.…

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…

HSPH researchers uncover how a key inflammatory pathway is regulated

July 2, 2012 -- Findings could help identify new therapeutic targets for inflammatory diseases A team of scientists led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has discovered how a protein complex known as the NLRP3 inflammasome, part of the immune system,…

Diets of low-income adults in federal food program SNAP need improvement

October 9, 2012 -- Researchers offer policy recommendations to better address dual challenges of food insecurity and obesity in low-income Americans More than 44.7 million Americans — roughly one in seven — receive benefits to purchase food from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…