Topic: Nutrition

Climate change and health

In our podcast series on climate change and health we explore the wide-ranging effects of environmental changes in a number of areas, including infectious diseases, the global food supply, and mental health. Listen to all of the episodes below, and subscribe to…

Climate change and food

March 2, 2017 — In part three of our series on climate change and health we examine how environmental changes will affect not only the food we can grow, but how they will make what we're already…

Protein

Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. At least 10,000 different proteins…

Healthy fats key to good diet

Eating butter occasionally is okay, but there are healthier fats that are better options for maintaining long-term health, according to nutrition expert Walter Willett. Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, addressed…

Boosting childhood development

February 9, 2017 — In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts. In this…

Cyber biking at school boosts children’s classroom behavior

Riding a stationary bike at school while viewing a computerized screen featuring a video game or a simulated trail ride appears to help children with behavioral problems stay calmer in the classroom, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Sugary beverage consumption no longer decreasing

Americans cut back on sugary drinks for a decade starting in the early 2000s, but the rate of decline in consumption has leveled off, worrying nutritionists who warn of sugar’s link with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. A new analysis from the…