Adding a penny per ounce tax to sugar-sweetened beverages could slow the growth of obesity in the U.S.—and could raise billions of dollars for obesity prevention and other health programs, according to a new analysis by seven public health experts in The New England Journal of Medicine.(1)
Coverage from Spices of Life, Featuring Lilian Cheung
Watch Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the Dept. of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, discuss the evidence that sugary drinks are an important contributor to the epidemic rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the U.S., as well as propose steps that families, government, and beverage manufacturers can take to reduce our … Continue reading “Time to Focus on Healthier Beverages”
The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant (McGraw-Hill), by Jorge Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D., Walter Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., and Patrick J. Skerrett offers couples a diet and lifestyle plan that can help improve fertility, naturally—and is good for overall health, during pregnancy and beyond.
The Good-for-You Gimlet? — coverage from Newsweek.com, December 30, 2009 featuring Eric Rimm Fishing for Facts — coverage from The Boston Globe, December 14, 2009 featuring Eric Rimm Soy Foods Could Help Breast Cancer Survivors — coverage from USA Today, December 10, 2009 featuring Walter Willett Knowing What’s Worth Paying For in Vitamins — coverage … Continue reading “Faculty in the Media 2009”
Obesity Epidemiology (Oxford University Press) provides an in-depth look at the latest research on all facets of obesity—its definition, measurement, causes, and consequences.
Is Red Meat’s Bad Name Justified? — coverage from the Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2008 featuring Walter Willett More Than Pickles and Ice Cream: The Link Between Diet and Fertility — coverage and podcast from Scientific American, October 15, 2008 featuring Walter Willett Caffeine, Breast Cancer Link Minimal — coverage from WebMD.com, October 13, 2008 featuring Walter … Continue reading “Faculty in the Media 2008”
A Closer Look at Obesity, Health Risks, and Mortality Writing in the November 7, 2007, Journal of the American Medical Association, federal researchers concluded that being overweight isn’t associated with the chances of dying from heart disease or cancer. (1) Even more surprisingly, they found that overweight may be associated with lower risks of … Continue reading “Excess Weight Is Not Good for You”
Eat Well & Keep Moving, Second Edition (Human Kinetics) by Dr. Lilian Cheung, Hank Dart, Sari Kalin, and Prof. Steve Gortmaker is a school-based program that equips children with the knowledge, skills, and supportive environment they need to lead more healthful lives by choosing nutritious diets and being physically active.