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Healthy lifestyle could prevent half of all cancer deaths

If people in the U.S. adopted a healthy lifestyle—not smoking, drinking in moderation, maintaining a healthy body weight and exercising regularly—half of all cancer deaths and close to half of all cancer diagnoses could potentially be prevented, according to a new study…

Healthy Weight

Maintain, Don’t Gain Maintaining a healthy weight is important for health. In addition to lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, it can also lower the risk of many different cancers. Move more, eat less. Turning off…

Sugary beverages hard to find in Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools are ahead of the curve when it comes to banning sales of sugary beverages, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that nearly all schools in the…

Heart disease prevention tool shows promise

March 2, 2016 -- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and a healthy lifestyle is key to prevention. But the prevalence of healthy behaviors among U.S. adults is low. Current prevention strategies focus mainly on controlling CVD…

Flavonoid-rich foods and drinks may prevent erectile dysfunction

Men who consume just three or four weekly portions of foods and drinks containing flavonoids—which include berries, citrus fruits, and red wine—may reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

A call to regulate starvation of 'Paris thin' models

Boston, MA  ─ Prohibiting runway models from participating in fashion shows or photo shoots if they are dangerously thin would go a long way toward preventing serious health problems among young women—including anorexia nervosa and death from starvation—according to experts from Harvard…

Finding common ground on nutrition advice

November 30, 2015 — What is the healthiest and most sustainable way of eating? How can public health experts guide consumers amid a sea of often confusing nutrition advice? Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other institutions grappled with…

Students, faculty take action on unsafe dietary supplements

October 8, 2015 — Massachusetts may become the first state to regulate sales of dietary supplements marketed as weight-loss and muscle-building aids, thanks to a bill promoted by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. These products, which are not…

Fish oil supplements may not improve memory

For brain health, it’s better to eat a nutritious diet and be physically active than to take omega-3 fatty acid supplements or fish oil pills, Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in…