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
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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.
June 12, 2019 • ~4 min
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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.
March 22, 2019 • ~9 min
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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.
March 18, 2019 • ~5 min
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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.
March 13, 2019 • ~6 min
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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
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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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