Topic: nutrition

Harvard researchers launch Healthy Eating Plate

Guide to eating a healthy meal based on latest science addresses shortcomings in U.S. government’s MyPlate For immediate release: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Boston, MA — Nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in conjunction with colleagues at Harvard Health…

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…

Low vitamin D levels may increase risk of type 1 diabetes

For immediate release: February 3, 2013 Boston, MA – Having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by as much as 50%, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).…

Can soda with fiber fight fat?

Does adding dietary fiber to soda make it healthier than regular soda? Not necessarily, according to two nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Walter Willett and Lilian Cheung commented in a November 15, 2012 Time.com article about a new…

Boosting vitamin D could reduce severity of multiple sclerosis

For immediate release: Monday, January 20, 2014 Boston, MA -- For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led…

Muscle training linked with lowered risk of type 2 diabetes

A new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study finds that muscle strengthening and conditioning activities—like resistance exercise, yoga, stretching and toning—are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Following nearly 100,000 women over eight years, Anders Grøntved, visiting researcher…