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.
School wellness research informs policy change
Elementary school children in Anchorage, Alaska, will now have additional time for lunch and recess thanks to a policy change informed by a Harvard Chan School researcher.
Following healthy lifestyle may reduce risk of long COVID
Women who followed most aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including healthy body weight, not smoking, regular exercise, adequate sleep, high quality diet, and moderate alcohol consumption, had about half the risk of long COVID compared with women without…
Dispelling nutrition myths
Ten experts recently told the New York Times which false ideas about nutrition they would like to dispel. One of those experts—Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Sara Bleich—said that she’d like to dispel the myth that…
Course gives health professionals strategies for offering nutrition advice to patients
The School offered a new course during January WinterSession called “Integrating Nutrition into Clinical Medicine: The Role of Health Professionals as Change Agents.”
Examining the potential health dangers of pro football—and how to protect players
Research scientist Rachel Grashow, director of epidemiological research initiatives with the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, comments on the recent cardiac arrest suffered by the Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin, as well as other serious health issues faced by…
Sustainability labeling on menus may change fast food ordering choices
People may be less likely to choose red meat items from menus that include labeling about foods’ climate impact.
Variety of healthy eating patterns linked with lower risk of premature death
For immediate release: January 9, 2023 Boston, MA—A variety of healthy eating patterns are linked to reduced risk of premature death, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers. They found…
Toxic environment harming sperm counts
Sperm counts among men around the world are plummeting due to toxins in the environment, according to Harvard Chan School’s Carmen Messerlian.
Working at the intersection of nutrition and health equity
Cindy Leung, assistant professor of public health nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses a recent paper she co-authored linking food insecurity and food addiction, as well as her other research efforts.