HCPE News

A selection of news items written by or involving HCPE faculty members.



December 30, 2013

Brian Elbel, PhD, is quoted about the effectiveness of calorie labeling.


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December 10, 2013

Now that the mayor’s final term is coming to a close, statisticians are starting to weigh in on his legacy of aggressive measures designed to improve the health of the city’s residents. Their conclusion, from the past 12 years of data, could be summed up as “yes, but it’s complicated.” Brian Elbel, PhD, comments on what impact some of the measures have had on calorie consumption.


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November 30, 2013

Posting the calorie content of menu items at restaurants is designed to make diners stop and think, tally up the total and make wiser choices. In real life, that doesn't seem to be the case, according to new research led by Brian Elbel, PhD.


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November 24, 2013

While the high calorie counts of artery-clogging fast foods are often printed right in front of our eyes, most people ignore them and go ahead and order their burgers and fries anyway, a new study finds. Research by Brian Elbel, PhD, is cited.


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November 18, 2013

Stephanie Stahl has the results of a new study on the effect of calorie counts on fast-food restaurant menus. Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, is interviewed.


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