Coverage from Boston.com, featuring HSPH’s Walter Willett
Coverage from the Harvard Gazette, featuring HSPH’s Frank Hu and Walter Willett
Expert discussion at HSPH on the controversial JAMA article which claimed that being overweight leads to reduced mortality.
Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition assembled a panel of health experts to elucidate inaccuracies in a recent high-profile JAMA article which claimed that being overweight leads to reduced mortality. In his opening remarks, HSPH Dean of Faculty Julio Frenk called for a deeper discussion of this matter given the conflicting reports on a topic of such fundamental importance to Americans’ health. Each panelist presented a clear, compelling case as to why the general public should not rely on these flawed study findings, giving attendees numerous reasons to question the validity of the study.
Coverage from The Boston Herald, featuring HSPH’s Walter Willett