Coverage from marshfieldnewsherald.com, featuring HSPH’s Eric Rimm
Saturated fat has long been considered detrimental to health, so when a recently published research paper suggested there is no evidence supporting the recommendation to limit saturated fat consumption, media outlets reported extensively on the subject.
Even after errors in the paper were identified and corrected, popular media coverage touted the benefits of saturated fat despite nutrition experts’ warnings. This media coverage – often based on sensationalizing study results – surrounding saturated fat may be detrimental to public health, as it contributes to a haze of confusion rather than offering sound scientific clarification.
Coverage from Harvard Gazette, featuring HSPH’s Walter Willett
Coverage from The New York Times, featuring HSPH’s David Ludwig and Dariush Mozaffarian.
Coverage from Science Daily, featuring HSPH’s Frank Hu
Coverage from The Boston Globe, featuring HSPH’s Frank Hu
Coverage from The Atlantic, featuring HSPH’s Walter Willett
Coverage from Harvard School of Public Health, featuring Dariush Mozaffarian.
Coverage from NPR, featuring HSPH’s Walter Willett and Dariush Mozaffarian