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  • Healthy Eating Plate

    Published: September, 2011 The Healthy Eating Plate was created by Harvard Health Publications and nutrition experts at the Harvard School of Public Health. It offers more specific and more accurate recommendations for following a healthy diet than MyPlate, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Service. In addition, […]

  • Holiday weight gain is a worldwide phenomenon, study suggests

    Research we’re watching Image: Monkey Business Images/ Thinkstock The holidays that we celebrate may vary among countries, but many share one feature—eating more of certain foods. An international team of researchers decided to see if holiday indulgences were routinely associated with weight gain. They studied people celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States, Easter in Germany, […]

  • Where the worst type of fat is hiding in supermarket foods

    Trans fats are undeniably bad for health, and they’re still in many foods. Image: GPointsStudio/Thinkstock Lurking on supermarket shelves, within colorful, seemingly harmless packages, is something that can cause serious harm to your health: trans fat. “No amount of trans fat is acceptable, from a health standpoint,” says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the […]

  • Should I restrict calories for longevity?

    Should I restrict calories for longevity?

    Ask the doctor Q. Is there anything to the idea that calorie restriction is good for health, and will that ever translate to a medication? A. It is true that many animals live longer (and healthier) if the calories they eat are restricted to some degree. Scientists studied why that happens and identified some changes […]

  • Healthy lifestyle may ease genetic risk for heart disease

    Healthy lifestyle may ease genetic risk for heart disease

    Research we’re watching Healthy habits can cut your risk of heart disease in half, even if your genes are stacked against you, according to new research. The report, published online Nov. 13, 2016, by The New England Journal of Medicine, used data from more than 55,000 people from four separate studies. Researchers analyzed each person’s […]

  • Harvard researchers renew warnings about saturated fat and heart disease

    Harvard researchers renew warnings about saturated fat and heart disease

    News Briefs Don’t buy into reports that “butter is back.” The saturated fat in butter appears to increase the risk of coronary artery disease, and so do the fats found in other dairy foods, meat, lard, and palm oil, suggests a study published Nov. 23, 2016, in The BMJ. Harvard researchers analyzed more than two […]

  • 5 habits that foster weight loss

    Paying attention to your eating habits and other lifestyle routines can help nudge down the number on the scale. Image: © Rawpixel Ltd/Thinkstock If you’re like many Americans, you’re still carrying an extra pound or two that you gained over the holidays. Over the years, that extra weight can really add up—and that added girth […]

  • Harvard researchers continue to support their healthy eating plate

    Harvard researchers continue to support their healthy eating plate

    Guide to Eating a Healthy Meal Based on Latest Science Addresses Shortcomings in U.S. Government’s MyPlate Published: September, 2011 Harvard Health Publications, in conjunction with nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) first unveiled the Healthy Eating Plate in 2011. It’s an evidence-based visual guide that provides a blueprint for eating a healthy […]

  • Heart-healthy recipes

    Heart-healthy recipes

    Published: November, 2012 The following original recipes were created by a registered dietitian. They are easy to make (even for a beginner cook), delicious (even for picky eaters), and healthy—they adhere to the healthy eating guidelines outlined in Healthy Eating for a Healthy Heart, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School. Bon appetit! Oat […]

  • How to cut back on sugar and salt

    Most Americans consume much more than the recommended levels of sugar and salt. However, you can retrain your palate to be satisfied with less of both. Image: tsvibrav/iStock If you own a sugar bowl and a saltshaker, you may be wondering if you should ever fill them again. The panelists crafting the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines […]

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