Home  |  Top News  |  Most Popular  |  Video  |  Multimedia  |  News Feeds  |  Feedback
  Medicine  |  Nature & Earth  |  Biology  |  Technology & Engineering  |  Space & Planetary  |  Psychology  |  Physics & Chemistry  |  Economics  |  Archaeology
Top > Medicine, Health Care >

Foods Identified as 'Whole Grain' Not Always Healthy

Published: January 10, 2013.
Released by Harvard School of Public Health  

Boston, MA – Current standards for classifying foods as "whole grain" are inconsistent and, in some cases, misleading, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. One of the most widely used industry standards, the Whole Grain Stamp, actually identified grain products that were higher in both sugars and calories than products without the Stamp. The researchers urge adoption of a consistent, evidence-based standard for labeling whole grain foods to help consumers and organizations make healthy choices. This…


Full Story »


More news from Harvard School of Public Health


medicine
Poll: Mass. Police Chiefs Favor Discretion in Issuing Concealed Gun Permits
Boston, MA - Who decides who can carry concealed firearms legally? Should local police chiefs have a say? Massachusetts police chiefs think so. A new survey finds that a large majority of Massachusetts police chiefs favor continuing to give local police discretion in whether or not to grant concealed carry hand gun permits in their jurisdiction. Massachusetts is one of nine states with a "may-issue" concealed carry permit law, which gives a police chief discretion in issuing a gun permit; most other states…

medicine
To Improve Bicycle Safety, Crash Reports Need to Capture More Data
Boston, MA - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers are calling upon police in all states to improve their reporting of crashes involving vehicles and bicycles, according to a new study being published Thursday, April 2, 2015. Currently, details on crashes are handwritten by police on paper and there are few bicycle-relevant codes. The researchers are calling for police to use electronic tablets that would include more options to gather bicycle-specific data, such as drawings of the scene and additional codes…

medicine
Chef-enhanced School Meals Increase Healthy Food Consumption
Boston, MA - Schools collaborating with a professionally trained chef to improve the taste of healthy meals significantly increased students' fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also found that using "choice architecture" (environmental nudges to promote healthy choices) in school cafeterias improved students' selection of fruits and vegetables, but did not increase consumption over the long-term. The study is the first to examine the long-term impact of…

biology
Malaria Transmission Linked to Mosquitoes' Sexual Biology
Boston, MA -- Sexual biology may be the key to uncovering why Anopheles mosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Perugia, Italy. Through analysis of 16 Anopheles genomes, they found that these mosquitoes' reproductive traits evolved along with their capacity to transmit the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria. These findings may provide a new target for malaria control, particularly in regions hardest hit by…

medicine
Altering Perception of Feeding State May Promote Healthy Aging
Boston, MA -- Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food intake, suggests new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

medicine
New Molecular Target Identified for Treating Cerebral Malaria
Boston, MA - A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. They discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease, identifying two molecular pathways that could serve as new targets for treatment.

medicine
Health Insurers Using Drug Coverage to Discriminate
Boston, MA -- Some insurers offering health plans through the new federal marketplace may be using drug coverage decisions to discourage people with HIV from selecting their plans, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The researchers found that these insurers are placing all HIV drugs in the highest cost-sharing category in their formularies (lists of the plans' covered drugs and costs), which ends up costing people with HIV several thousands more dollars per year than those…

medicine
Healthy Diet Associated with Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Minority Women
Boston, MA - Consuming a healthy diet was associated with reduced risk for type 2 diabetes among women in all racial and ethnic groups but conferred an even greater benefit for Asian, Hispanic, and black women, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Related »

Information 
8/9/11 
Buyer Beware - Herbal Products Missing Key Safety Information
Many people use herbal medicines believing them to be safe simply because they are 'natural'. However many of these …
Medicines 
8/8/11 
Herbal Remedies Escape EU Law
Many herbal remedies available over-the-counter in pharmacies and health food shops are still lacking important information needed for safe …
Herbal 
10/11/13 
Study: Herbal Products Omit Ingredients, Contain Fillers
Consumers of natural health products beware. The majority of herbal products on the market contain ingredients not listed on …
Products 
9/26/14 
New Scientific Review of Genetically Engineered Feeds in Livestock Diets
An article published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Animal Science concludes feeding livestock diets that contain genetically engineered (GE) …
Online 
7/6/10 
Many Mephedrone Alternatives Just as Risky, Warn Experts
Since the recent ban on mephedrone, many so-called "legal substitutes" available on the internet are in fact banned cathinones …
Medicine 
3/14/14 
Researchers Find High Acceptability of 3-colored Raspberry Jelly
CHICAGO—Raspberries are among the most popular berries in the world and are high in antioxidants that offer significant health …
Prep 
6/12/12 
Illnesses in Colorado Children's Hospital Prompts Discovery of Contaminated Alcohol Pads
CHICAGO (June 12, 2012) – A small cluster of unusual illnesses at a Colorado children's hospital prompted an investigation …
Cattle 
8/6/12 
A New Line of Defense: Researchers Find Cattle Vaccine Works to Reduce E. Coli O157:H7
MANHATTAN, KAN. -- A commercial vaccine for cattle can effectively reduce levels of E. coli by more than 50 …
More » 
 
© Newsline Group  |  About  |  Privacy Policy  |  Feedback  |  Mobile