Topic: nutrition

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,…

TV viewing, exercise habits may significantly affect sperm count

20 hours of TV weekly may nearly halve sperm count; 15 or more hours of moderate to vigorous exercise weekly may boost sperm count For immediate release: Monday, February 4, 2013 Boston, MA — Men’s sperm quality may be significantly affected by their…

Eating healthy vs. unhealthy diet costs about $1.50 more per day

Meta-analysis pinpoints the price difference of consuming a healthy diet, which could be burden for low-income families but is trivial compared with health costs of eating an unhealthy diet For immediate release: Thursday, December 5, 2013 Boston, MA – The healthiest diets…

Harvard School of Public Health launches obesity prevention website

The Obesity Prevention Source Aims to Help Policymakers and Public Reverse Growing Worldwide Epidemic For immediate release: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Boston, MA - What is causing the obesity epidemic—and how can we stop and reverse this worldwide weight problem? A new…