Researchers have developed a synthetic lining that could deliver drugs in a sustained way to the small intestine, offering hope for those suffering from lactose intolerance, diabetes, and obesity.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: science-technology diabetes obesity basic-research brigham-and-womens-hospital gastrointestinal-synthetic-epithelial-lining gsel lactose-intolerance
According to a summit on food production, diet, and sustainability, humanity needs to refocus on a diet that encompasses sustainability and social justice.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology climate-change obesity food environments-sustainability harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health walter-willett harvard-forest inc fisheries global-warming harvard-law-school all-aces american-farmland-trust and-forests atyia-martin enviroment farms food-pyramid food-solutions-new-england harvard-pilgrim-healthcare-foundation kennedy-school-of-government naima-penniman planetary-health-diet soul-fire-farm university-of-massachusetts-club
Taxes on sugary drinks are potentially effective tools to fight the obesity epidemic and advocates are drawing lessons from the long battle against tobacco as they plot what they know will be a tough road ahead.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: biotechnology diabetes obesity basic-research health-medicine alvin-powell sugar-sweetened-beverages petrie-flom-center-for-health-law-policy harvard-law-school and-bioethics-emily-broad-leib carmel-shachar harvard-medical-school-center-for-bioethics soda soda-tax steven-gortmaker
Researchers predict a marked rise in American adults with obesity or severe obesity in 10 years, leaving several states with obesity prevalence close to 60 percent.
Dec. 18, 2019 • ~3 min
Tags: obesity basic-research health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health bmi
Harvard researchers have found an orally administered liquid salt — choline and geranate — that can reduce the absorption of fats from food with no discernable side effects in rats, lowering total body weight by about 12 percent.
Nov. 25, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: fat obesity basic-research health-medicine weight-loss cage choline fat-absorption geranate
Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School study offers hope for single genetic treatment for multiple age-related ills.
Nov. 4, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology health diabetes obesity basic-research george-church heart-failure kidney-failure lindsay-brownell noah-davidsohn rejuvenate-bio
Based on new research, a randomized placebo-controlled trial in humans indicates that a popular food ingredient called propionate may raise the risk of diabetes and obesity.
April 24, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: diabetes obesity health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health amir-tirosh gokhan-s-hotamisligil propionate
A “polygenic score” for obesity, a quantitative tool that predicts an individual’s inherited risk for becoming overweight, may identify an opportunity for early intervention.
April 18, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: dna obesity genetic health-medicine uk-biobank broad-institute amit-v-khera avon-longitudinal-study-of-parents-and-children clinical-interventions coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-study framingham-offspring-study polygenic-score polygenic-scoring
Health and policy expert Sara Bleich has found that when trying to change the way people eat, being prescriptive isn’t always the answer.
April 9, 2019 • ~12 min
Tags: obesity type-2-diabetes radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study health-medicine fat-shaming harvard-graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences sara-bleich
The types of calories consumed may influence how likely you are to keep that weight off for the long term, according to a Harvard study.
Nov. 29, 2018 • ~4 min
Tags: obesity health-medicine bmj cara-ebbeling carbohydrate-insulin-model carbohydrates david-ludwig fats ghrelin high-fat-diet leptin low-carbohydrate-diet walter-willett weight-loss
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