Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.
Feb. 10, 2020 • ~16 min
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Red meat recommendations and meat from plants: Chan School Nutrition Department head Frank Hu talks about recent developments in diet.
Nov. 8, 2019 • ~13 min
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Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School study offers hope for single genetic treatment for multiple age-related ills.
Nov. 4, 2019 • ~6 min
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Researchers applied new techniques to old samples from a 2005 dietary study to show that a focus on eating healthy rather than obsessing over a single nutrient can improve heart health.
Sept. 18, 2019 • ~6 min
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Environmental protection is not a goal to achieve but a task to be undertaken by one generation and handed to the next, Gina McCarthy, the former EPA administrator and current director of Harvard’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, told the Gazette in an Earth Day interview.
April 19, 2019 • ~12 min
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Nutrition researchers with widely varying views on dietary guidelines for fats and carbohydrates offered a model for transcending the diet wars, with both sides agreeing on overall diet quality.
Nov. 15, 2018 • ~3 min
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