A "prediabetes" diagnosis doesn't help identify older adults at risk for full-blown diabetes. "Doctors instead should focus on healthy lifestyle changes..."
Feb. 12, 2021 • ~7 min
Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, takes a closer look at a diet that is as healthy for you as it is the planet,
Feb. 10, 2021 • ~8 min
Loss of muscle mass among elderly can lead to falls, and staying put during the pandemic doesn't help
Loss of muscle mass is a growing concern for the tens of millions of older Americans. It leads to falls and increased isolation, already a huge problem during coronavirus.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~6 min
The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. A severe immune reaction is deadly; a small one lets the virus win. The right balance may depend on your diet.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~12 min
Harvard Chan School professor Eric Rimm looks at the updated U.S. dietary guidelines — what’s changed and what should change.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~6 min
Foods like nuts, avocados, and olive oil are rich in a fatty acid called oleic acid. New research suggests it could help some multiple sclerosis patients.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~3 min
They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~10 min
Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren't all bad, which is why they're undergoing an image makeover.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~8 min
A large-scale international study uses metagenomics and blood analysis to uncover gut microbes associated with the risks for common illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~5 min
Black bears have far simpler gut microbiomes than researchers expected to find, a new study reveals. Diet and environment may be key to their gut bacteria.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~7 min