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.
Alzheimer's disease causes, treatments examined at JBL Symposium
Experts discussed some of the latest research on Alzheimer’s causes and potential treatments at the the 25th annual John B. Little Symposium.
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.
Improving the Mexican diet
Alan Espinosa, SM ’22, is pursuing research into how food and lifestyle changes might improve health outcomes in Mexico.
COVID-19 pandemic illuminates need to tackle obesity
People with obesity who catch COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted to the hospital and to die from the disease than those at lower weights, evidence suggests.
A primer on the ‘encyclopedia of carcinogens’
At the Cutter lecture, Elisabete Weiderpass, director of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, discussed the agency's evaluations of data on potentially cancer-causing agents.
Advertising by chain restaurants linked to adult weight gain in low-income areas
Unhealthy food and beverage marketing by chain restaurants is associated with modest weight gain among adults living in low-income U.S. counties.
Heavy consumption of sugary beverages declining in U.S.
The percentage of Americans who were heavy consumers of sugar-sweetened beverages—those who drank more than 500 calories’ worth every day—dropped significantly from 2003 to 2016.
Muscle-building supplements can be harmful for teenage boys
While muscle-building supplements are legal, they may not be safe for boys to use, say experts.
Western diet may worsen men’s fertility
Men who eat Western diets—defined as high in red and processed meats, refined grains, and sweets—may have lower sperm quality and testicular function compared to men who eat healthier diets.