Topic: nutrition

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…

Change in cycle track policy needed to boost ridership, public health

For immediate release: May 17, 2013 Boston, MA – Bicycle engineering guidelines often used by state regulators to design bicycle facilities need to be overhauled to reflect current cyclists’ preferences and safety data, according to a new study from Harvard School of…

Elevated urate levels may slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease

For immediate release: Monday, April 14, 2008 Boston, MA -- Naturally elevated levels of the antioxidant urate may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in men.  Researchers from the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MGH-MIND) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) examined data…