Stemming childhood obesity requires tackling root causes
Childhood obesity rates tripled in the U.S. over the past 30 years, and further surged during theCOVID-19 pandemic.
Apple Women’s Health Study advances understanding of menstrual cycles and health
Researchers with the Apple Women’s Health Study have been shedding light on topics such as pregnancy attempts during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on menstrual cycles. Their work will continue, thanks to three years…
Mechanism behind obesity-related asthma identified
Ronald Panganiban, research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses a recent paper he co-authored with Quan Lu, Cecil K and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology, and other…
Debating the role of Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis
A January 2022 study from Harvard Chan School found strong evidence of a link between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and multiple sclerosis (MS). But experts quoted in a November 21 Undark article were mixed on how big a role…
Opinion: Bold action needed on U.S. food policies to improve health
New food policies are urgently needed in the U.S., according to three nutrition experts from Harvard Chan School.
Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection may increase risk of long COVID
For immediate release: September 7, 2022 Boston, MA – Psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress, and loneliness, before COVID-19 infection was associated with an increased risk of long COVID, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan…
Ultra-processed foods are recipe for poorer health
Diets high in ultra-processed foods, such as sugary cereal and some frozen dinners and luncheon meats, have been linked to increased risk of obesity and chronic disease.
Obesity, weight loss conventional wisdom may be wrong
Researchers are now arguing that the current “energy balance” approach to understanding weight gain may be wrong.
Alexander Banks recognized for excellence in endocrine research
Alexander Banks received the 2022 Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award for Excellence in Endocrine Research for his work to standardize data analysis in obesity research.
Tackling disparities and stigma around obesity and mental health care for minority populations
Physician and mother of four Tiffani Bell Washington, MPH ’22, was honored by the National Minority Quality Forum as one of its “40 Under 40."