Nutrition News

Ask the expert: Omega-3 fatty acids

The Expert: Dr. Frank Sacks Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health 1. What are omega-3 fatty acids, and why should I make sure to include them in my diet? Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We … Continue reading “Ask the expert: Omega-3 fatty acids”

Ask the expert: Vitamin D and chronic disease

The Expert: Dr. Edward Giovannucci Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health 1. There’s been a lot of news lately about vitamin D’s role in prevention of cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases. What do we know today—and what questions remain? Vitamin D has a well-established role … Continue reading “Ask the expert: Vitamin D and chronic disease”

Ask the expert: Controlling your weight

 The Expert: Dr. Walter Willett Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health   1. How much control do we have over our body weight? And how much of our weight is controlled by our genes? Genes do play a role … Continue reading “Ask the expert: Controlling your weight”

Faculty in the Media 2007

Changes to Diet and Lifestyle May Help Prevent Infertility from Ovulatory Disorders — press release of October 31, 2007 featuring Walter Willett and Jorge Chavarro Obesity Nears Smoking As Cancer-Causer — coverage from CBS news, October 31, 2007 featuring Walter Willett Weight Gain Between First and Second Pregnancies Associated With Increased Odds of Second Child … Continue reading “Faculty in the Media 2007”

HSPH Researcher Applauds NYC Ban on Trans Fats in Restaurants

The New York City Board of Health’s decision to ban trans fats from restaurants may prevent thousands of premature deaths, and it serves as a model for other cities around the world, according to a leading authority on trans fats’ harmful health effects. “The New York City Board of Health deserves applause for its decision … Continue reading “HSPH Researcher Applauds NYC Ban on Trans Fats in Restaurants”

Trans Fats and Cardiovascular Health: Dr. Mozaffarian’s Testimony

Testimony submitted at October 30, 2006 hearing before the New York City Board of Health by Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H., F.A.C.C.. F.A.H.A., Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health I am a cardiologist at Harvard Medical School and an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health. I would like to thank the … Continue reading “Trans Fats and Cardiovascular Health: Dr. Mozaffarian’s Testimony”

Health Effects of Trans Fatty Acids Intake: Dr. Willett’s Testimony

Testimony submitted at October 30, 2006 hearing before the New York City Board of Health by Walter Willett, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. P.H., Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health First, I want to thank the New York City Department of Health for providing this opportunity to comment on the proposed restriction of … Continue reading “Health Effects of Trans Fatty Acids Intake: Dr. Willett’s Testimony”

HSPH Researchers Support Trans Fat Ban in NYC Restaurants

Calling artificial trans fats “the most harmful nutrient in our diet,” two researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health testified in support of a proposed ban on trans fats in New York City restaurants. The measure, proposed by the New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, would give restaurants six months to … Continue reading “HSPH Researchers Support Trans Fat Ban in NYC Restaurants”