Topic: Nutrition

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…

Premature death

Rob van Dam, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, on healthy lifestyles and premature mortality. (October, 2008) Please click the player icon above to play this podcast in your browser. Alternatively, you may download the podcast in mp3 format by right-clicking…

Sodium intake in U.S.

Adam Bernstein, research fellow in the Department of Nutrition, discusses sodium intake in the U.S. adult population. December 10, 2010 (3:04) Please click the player icon above to play this podcast in your browser. Alternatively, you may download the podcast in mp3 format…

Heart disease

[Winter 2009] The impact of genetics, stress, and lifestyle: Q & A with Eric Rimm Every heart attack survivor has a story to tell. Harvard School of Public Health Leadership Council member Rick Smith's is a tale of good fortune. There is no history…

Sugar and Salt

What Other Countries Have Done Over the past three decades in Finland, deaths from heart disease and stroke have both fallen 75 to 80 percent. As sodium intake has dropped 42 percent, and the Finnish population has made other healthy changes, life…

Spring 2013 Frontlines

[ Spring 2013 ] Quick updates about the latest public health news from across the School and beyond. HSPH cracks secrets of the malaria parasite HSPH researchers, led by Manoj Duraisingh, HSPH associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases, have discovered the…

Health & how we live

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] In the last 100 years, we have changed the way we live—what we eat and drink, whether and how much we exercise, how we drive, what we inhale. Our shifting lifestyles contribute not only to heart disease but…

Fast Facts on Sugar and Salt

Sugar and Salt in Hiding As a dietary enemy, sugar is cleverly camouflaged because it is dissolved in liquid. A 20-ounce bottle of sugary soft-drink contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. In August, the American Heart Association recommended that women consume no more…

Off the cuff: Walter Willett

[ Spring/Summer 2011 ] How would you improve the USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans? "The guidelines took baby steps in the right direction. For example, they are very clear about what foods should be increased: whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. They also said…

A visual history of food guides

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Click on a photo to scroll through a visual history of food guides.

-- Madeline Drexler