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2012-06-08 23:03:28

Daily helpings of red meat–especially processed red meats like cold cuts and hot dogs–can shorten life. Better choices include fish, poultry, nuts, beans, and other healthy sources of protein. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 New research from the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that daily helpings of red meat–especially processed red meats like cold cuts and hot dogs–can shorten life. If that's the case, what are better choices for getting protein? The...

2012-05-10 10:25:22

FOLSOM, Calif., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120510/SF05258) WHAT: After the success of the sold-out 2010 inaugural conference, Food for Your Whole Life(TM) is back this year with an exciting lineup of renowned health researchers and experts. With a new study suggesting that 40% of Americans will be obese by 2030, and as health costs continue to skyrocket,...

2012-02-21 10:00:00

Nurses' Health Study recruits "next generation" BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the dangers of tobacco and trans fats to the benefits of physical activity and whole grains, much of what we know about health today is thanks to the Nurses' Health Study. Researchers are recruiting 100,000 nurses and nursing students to join the long-running Nurses' Health Study and expand its landmark research on women's health. Female RNs, LPNs, and nursing students between the...

2012-01-31 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After the overwhelming success and popularity of the sold-out 2010 inaugural conference, Food for your Whole Life is back this year with an exciting lineup of renowned researchers and experts who will provide attendees with inspiring, insightful ideas and current, necessary information on health. The 2012 Food for your Whole Life health symposium will emphasize the effects of foods and food-based dietary patterns on health for the general...

2010-04-21 06:25:38

The Harvard School of Public Health nutrition source website offers strategies and recommendations for individuals, chefs, food companies, others Responding to the health threat posed by Americans' over-consumption of sodium, experts in the department of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) called today for sodium reduction strategies that are strong and effective"”and that maximize the enjoyment people derive from food. "There...

2009-11-12 19:05:48

Free link to science-based content on HSPH's popular nutrition source website suggested In his November 9, 2009 letter, Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, suggests that AAFP provide a link on its website to HSPH's popular Nutrition Source website (www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource), which contains multiple pages of easy-to-read content for lay people on how to achieve a healthy diet. The healthy beverages section of the site,...

2009-06-30 17:44:34

A Boston doctor says eating peanut butter can be a healthy choice. Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston says the presence of some saturated fat doesn't automatically kick peanut butter into the camp of unhealthy foods. Olive oil, wheat germ, and even tofu -- all considered to be 'healthy' foods -- have some saturated fat, Willett says in a statement. It's the whole package of nutrients, not just one or two, that determines how good a particular food is for...