Food summit examines sustainability, health, and justice

According to a summit on food production, diet, and sustainability, humanity needs to refocus on a diet that encompasses sustainability and social justice.

Clea Simon • harvard
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

Harvard study links red meat consumption with early death

Longitudinal study associates increasing consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, over eight years with a higher risk of death in the subsequent eight years.

Amy Roeder • harvard
June 12, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  health-medicine  walter-willett  nurses-health-study  frank-hu  health-professionals-follow-up-study  ambika-satija  eric-rimm  mercedes-sotos-prieto  processed-meat  red-meat  yan-zheng  yanping-li

Experts gather at Harvard to discuss future food solutions

A panel of experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed how the globe might feed an estimated human population of 10 billion by midcentury and suggested a diet high in plant foods, low in red meat, as well as a host of reforms to how food is produced and distributed today.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 22, 2019 ~9 min

Tags:  diet  sustainability  food  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  walter-willett  the-forum-at-harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  gina-mccarthy  population

Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality

A long-term study, led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found that the more sugar-sweetened beverages people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death — particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer.

Karen Feldscher • harvard
March 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  health-medicine  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  walter-willett  artificially-sweetened-beverages  cardiovascular-disease  nurses-health-study  ssbs  sugar-sweetened-beverages

Harvard panel asks: Can we eat our way to a sustainable future?

Author Paul Greenberg said eating more and different seafood, emphasizing species that are less energy-intensive to harvest and high in omega-3 fats, can help answer the world’s food challenges in the coming decades.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  fish  health-medicine  alvin-powell  walter-willett  harvard-university-center-for-the-environment  christopher-golden  elsie-sunderland  paul-greenberg  seafood  seaweed  shellfish  susan-korrick  sustainable-harvest

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 • harvard
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

Dietary fat is good? Dietary fat is bad? Coming to consensus

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.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Nov. 15, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  health  diet  fat  health-medicine  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  walter-willett  dietary-guidelines  carbohydrate-consumption  diet-quality  fat-consumption

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