Topic: nutrition

Bicycling, brisk walking help women control weight

Researchers Call for More Bike-Friendly Environments to Combat Obesity For immediate release: Monday, June 28, 2010 Boston, MA— Premenopausal women who make even small increases in the amount of time they spend bicycling or walking briskly every day decrease their risk of gaining…

Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Processed Red Meats Especially Boost Risk For immediate release: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Boston, MA – A new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers finds a strong association between the consumption of red meat—particularly when the meat is processed—and an…

Reducing meal waste in schools: A healthy solution

January 2013 – How can schools provide healthy meals that kids will eat? HSPH research fellow Juliana Cohen talks about efforts to help schools reduce costly food waste by preparing meals that are both nutritious and tasty.

Coffee may reduce risk of lethal prostate cancer in men

For immediate release: Monday, May 17, 2011 Boston, MA – Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

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)…

Boston High School students drinking fewer sugary beverages

Following school district policy change, students drank fewer sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks For immediate release: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Boston, MA –Two years after Boston schools prohibited the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages like sodas and sports drinks, local high school…

HSPH awarded $10 million grant to study obesity-cancer link

For immediate release: August 4, 2011 Boston, MA – Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has been awarded a 5-year grant from The National Cancer Institute (NCI) for a new research center to study the relationship between obesity and cancer. The center…

Eating whole fruits linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

For immediate release: Thursday, August 29, 2013 Boston, MA — Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health…

Walter Willett to receive McGill’s Bloomberg Manulife Prize

Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare professor of epidemiology and nutrition and chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), has been selected to receive the 2013 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. The prize,…