The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released new voluntary guidance on October 13 encouraging the food industry to gradually reduce sodium in commercially processed, packaged, and prepared foods over the next two and a half years—with the…
A growing body of research shows that regularly spending time around trees provides a wide range of human health benefits, from lowering stress to improving cognition to boosting longevity.
A type of molecule called a lignan, found in plant-based foods, may help lower heart disease risk.
High amounts of added sugar can harm health by raising insulin levels for extended periods, and also increasing fat production in the liver.
Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved by improving the quality of air that Americans breathe, according to Harvard Chan School's Mahdieh Danesh Yazdi.
When Black Americans push themselves to work harder in response to the constraints of structural racism, it can take a toll on their bodies, according to Duke University professor emeritus Sherman James.
Racism is having devastating effects on Black Americans’ physical and mental health, according to sociologist David Williams.
Fine particulate pollution from fossil fuel combustion was responsible for one in five early deaths worldwide in 2018, with vulnerable groups at greatest risk.
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,…
Mental health and well-being appear to be connected to biological processes and behaviors that contribute to cardiovascular disease.