Harvard symposium examines the science of longevity

A two-day symposium organized by Professor of Medicine Steven Grinspoon of Harvard Medical School examined the scientific, nutritional, and health-related aspects of aging.

Brett Milano | July 12, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine albert-einstein-college-of-medicine brett-milano genes harvard-medical-school jan-vijg longevity longwood-medical-center nir-barzilai nutrition-and-obesity-symposium-on-longevity-and-aging s-jay-olshansky steven-greenspoon university-of-chicago

4 new Veritalk episodes take on food: culture, veganism, gut health, obesity

Harvard Ph.D. students explore the culture and science of food in the latest episodes of the Veritalk podcast. The talks cover veganism, gut health, food and diaspora, and childhood obesity.

GSAS Communications | June 4, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: health-medicine childhood-obesity cultural-appropriation food graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences microbiome veganism veritalk

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

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.

Chris Sweeney | April 24, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine amir-tirosh diabetes gokhan-s-hotamisligil harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health obesity propionate

New tool calculates genetic risk for obesity

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.

Karen Zusi | April 18, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine amit-v-khera avon-longitudinal-study-of-parents-and-children broad-institute clinical-interventions coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-study dna framingham-offspring-study genetic obesity polygenic-score polygenic-scoring uk-biobank

What can we do to keep people from gaining more weight?

Health and policy expert Sara Bleich has found that when trying to change the way people eat, being prescriptive isn’t always the answer.

Deborah Halber | April 9, 2019 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: health-medicine fat-shaming harvard-graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences obesity radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study sara-bleich type-2-diabetes

Key to long-term weight loss may be as simple as more fat, fewer carbs

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.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: health-medicine bmj cara-ebbeling carbohydrate-insulin-model carbohydrates david-ludwig fats ghrelin high-fat-diet leptin low-carbohydrate-diet obesity walter-willett weight-loss

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