News Articles Featuring Project Viva Findings!
- Should Pregnant Women Eat Fish?...And Other Answers for Educators and Moms-to-Be. A Video Series
Project Viva Investigator Dr. Emily Oken is featured in this web series about fish consumption during pregnancy.
- Not Enough Sleep Ups Obesity Risk in Young Children
Dr. Elsie Taveras and other Project Viva researchers found compelling evidence that children who consistently sleep less than the recommended number of hours per day during infancy and early childhood have increases in obesity and overall body fat at age 7.
- Less Sleep for Little Kids Linked to More Belly Fat Later On
- Chronic sleep deprivation linked to childhood obesity
- Intake of dietary methyl donors in first trimester affects asthma risk in children
New Project Viva study lead by Dr. Michelle Trivedi suggests that dietary methyl donor intake during the first trimester of pregnancy modulates child risk of developing asthma at age 7.
- TV viewing tied to less sleep for kids
Project Viva researchers found that every hour of television viewing was associated with seven fewer minutes of sleep daily, with the effect being stronger in boys than girls. Children of ethnic and racial who slept with a television in their bedroom lost an average of half an hour of sleep per night.
Tempo, 5 May 2014
- Children lose seven minutes of sleep for every hour of TV
The Telegraph, 18 April 2014
- Air Pollution Linked to High Blood Sugar in Pregnant Women
Project Viva investigators Dr. Matthew Gillman and Dr. Emily Oken along with others found that pregnant women who lived in neighborhoods with more air pollution were twice as likely to have elevated blood sugar levels at the end of the second trimester as women who lived in less polluted areas.
Environmental Health News, 27 February 2014
Harvard CHGE web series 26 November 2014
Huffington Post 20 May 2014
NPR New 19 May 2014
Dr Taveras discusses the study findings with CBS This Morning news anchors.
CBSNews, 19 May 2014
Science Daily, 19 May 2014