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Full-fat dairy may reduce obesity risk

Contrary to current popular wisdom, full-fat dairy products may actually be better than low-fat varieties for keeping off weight, says Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition expert Walter Willett. Willett was featured in a February 21, 2014 Q & A in…

Fats and Cholesterol

It’s time to end the low-fat myth. That’s because the percentage of calories from fat that you eat, whether high or low, isn't really linked with disease. What really matters is the type of fat you eat. Choose foods with healthy fats,…

Winter 2014 Frontlines

[ Winter 2014 ] Quick updates about the latest public health news from across the School and beyond. The end of trans fats? A proposal issued in November 2013 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), if finalized, would eliminate trans fat from…

A muffin makeover: Dispelling the low-fat-is-healthy myth

Low-Fat Approach to Eating Hasn’t Reduced Obesity or Made People Healthier New Recipes for Healthier Muffins Using Whole Grains, Healthy Fats For immediate release: Thursday, January 12, 2012 Boston, MA — Dozens of studies, many from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

How liver ‘talks’ to muscle: A well-timed, coordinated conversation

For immediate release: Monday, October 23, 2013 Boston, MA – A major collaborative research effort involving scientists at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Harvard University has uncovered a novel signal mechanism that controls how fat…

Some HDL, or "good" cholesterol, may not protect against heart disease

For immediate release: Monday, May 7, 2012 Boston, MA – A new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has found that a subclass of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the so-called “good” cholesterol, may not protect against coronary heart disease…

Fish oil supplements and heart health

Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a cardiologist, was interviewed on NBC Nightly News on September 12, 2012 about a new study on fish oil supplements…

Red meat linked to higher stroke risk

Frequently consuming red meat appears to increase the risk of stroke significantly, while choosing to eat poultry and other proteins, such as fish or nuts, lowers the risk, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…