Plant-based low-carbohydrate diet linked with lower risk of premature death for people with type 2 diabetes
Following a low-carbohydrate diet comprised primarily of plant-based foods was significantly associated with lower risk of premature death among people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Chan School.
A new framework for understanding obesity
Excess weight is commonly understood to be caused by an energy imbalance—more calories consumed than expended over the course of the day. A new study co-authored by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health argues that…
Experts question keto diet for long-term weight loss and health
The popular keto diet—which emphasizes eating minimal carbohydrates and high amounts of fat—has been shown to promote short-term weight loss, but some experts question whether it’s a good long-term option.
Healthy low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets may reduce risk of premature death
When eating a low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet choosing healthy foods is key to reducing the risk of premature death.
Advice for a healthy diet
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health nutrition researchers Walter Willett and David Ludwig spoke to the Boston Globe Magazine for an August 25, 2019 article exploring current trends in healthy diet advice.
Keto diet considered for Navy SEALS
One of the side effects of the keto diet is that it changes the way the body handles oxygen deprivation.
Simple guidelines for healthy meals
The flurry of nutritional information in the media can make healthy meal planning seem daunting and confusing. But it doesn’t have to be.
Is the Keto diet safe?
The ultra-low-carbohydrate Keto diet can help people lose weight in the short term, but it may not be healthy over the long term. The Keto diet emphasizes high intake of fats, some protein, and very small amounts of…
Cutting carbs, not calories, may be key to long-term weight loss
Eating processed carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, potato products, and sugar can drive up insulin levels in the body and lead to weight gain. Nutrition expert David Ludwig of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health…
Assessing low-carb diets
Research has suggested that cutting carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta can help people lose weight, and there are many low-carb diets to choose from, including the Atkins diet and the paleo diet (both emphasizing high protein…