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…
Alumnus Reginald Tucker-Seeley and PhD candidate Abrania Morrero appeared on recent episodes of Environmental Health News’ podcast to talk about their work.
Alan Espinosa, SM ’22, is pursuing research into how food and lifestyle changes might improve health outcomes in Mexico.
People who consume high amounts of simple sugars and sugar-sweetened beverages in adolescence may have a greater risk of developing colorectal adenomas—benign tumors that can be precursors to cancer—than people who consume lower amounts.
For immediate release: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Boston, MA – People who eat diets with higher amounts of healthy plant-based foods and lower amounts of less-healthy plant-based foods may reduce their risk of stroke compared to people with lower-quality diets,…
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program that allows people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase groceries online has improved recipients’ access to healthy food and their ability to social distance, according to a…
A new study suggests that regularly eating eggs can increase the risk of early death, but some experts are skeptical about the findings.
Some researchers suggest that milk is not a necessary part of a healthy diet for most adults, and may even be harmful if consumed excessively.
Diets that are largely plant-based and low in red meat may be the best way to feed a global population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050.
A form of the Mediterranean diet including more green plant matter may reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by half.