A closer look at multivitamins
Harvard Chan School researcher says that she would not discourage anyone taking a multivitamin, but that “multivitamins and other supplements will never be a substitute for a healthful diet.”
Treat all processed meats with caution, says researcher
Strong evidence links processed meats to poor health outcomes, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer—but are all types of processed meat equally bad?
Wire WIC to better serve food-insecure families
A report from the WIC Health and Technology Initiative argues that there is an urgent need to modernize the program.
Interventions to prevent child wasting should be implemented before age two
In lower- and middle-income countries, wasting is more prevalent in children under age two than children 2-4 years old, according to a study by Harvard Chan School researchers.
Scientists debunk claims of seed oil health risks
While the internet may be full of posts stating that seed oils such as canola and soy are “toxic,” scientific evidence does not support these claims.
Cancer FactFinder website launched to provide fact-based, reliable information about causes of cancer
For immediate release: Thursday, April 7 Boston, MA – A team led by the Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Center for Cancer Equity and Engagement at…
Weekly avocado consumption may lower heart disease risk
People who eat more avocado each week may lower their risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people who rarely eat avocado.
Opinion: FDA should boost food industry regulation
The Food and Drug Administration should put renewed emphasis on its underused food-regulatory powers, according to a STAT opinion piece.
Packaged plant-based foods not necessarily healthy
People could potentially add years to their lives by switching from a typical Western diet—high in animal products and sugar—to a more plant-based diet.
Plant-based milks have benefits for the heart and the planet
Coconut milk, like cow’s milk, is high in saturated fats, but other nut milks have a healthier fat profile.