Harvard researchers show how several diets can improve heart health

Researchers applied new techniques to old samples from a 2005 dietary study to show that a focus on eating healthy rather than obsessing over a single nutrient can improve heart health.

Alvin Powell | Sept. 18, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center c-reactive-protein diet harvard-medical-school health heart-disease high-blood-pressure omniheart stephen-juraschek troponin

Plant-based diet may lower risk of Type 2 diabetes

A new meta-analysis shows that people who follow predominantly plant-based diets with greater adherence have a 23 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who follow these diets with lower adherence.

Amy Roeder | July 22, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health jama-internal-medicine plant-based-diet type-2-diabetes

Men who eat a healthy diet cut risk of physical impairment by 25 percent

A new study shows that older men who maintain healthier diets are 25 percent less likely to develop physical impairment with aging.

Haley Bridger | April 9, 2019 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alternate-healthy-eating-index-2010 health-and-aging health-professionals-follow-up-study heathy-diet older-men physical-impairment the-journal-of-nutrition

Experts gather at Harvard to discuss future food solutions

A panel of experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed how the globe might feed an estimated human population of 10 billion by midcentury and suggested a diet high in plant foods, low in red meat, as well as a host of reforms to how food is produced and distributed today.

Alvin Powell | March 22, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell diet food gina-mccarthy harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health population sustainability the-forum-at-harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health walter-willett

Harvard researchers isolate new age-related biomarker

Harvard researchers have discovered that a novel biomarker of aging in rDNA can accurately determine an individual’s chronological and biological age. The biomarker opens new opportunities for monitoring responses to interventions and lifestyle choices.

Chris Sweeney | Feb. 14, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine bernardo-lemos biological-age calorie-restricted-diet calorie-restricted-regimen chronological-age genome-research harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health rdna ribosomal-dna

Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland

CT scans reveal evidence of atherosclerosis in 16th-century mummies from Greenland. The mummies were of particular interest due to their diet, which relied on fish — commonly touted as a heart-healthy diet.

Jessica Zimmerman | Jan. 23, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology explorer-series arteries atherosclerosis brigham-and-womens-hospital fish-consumption heart-disease heart-healthy-diet mummy national-geographic plaque ron-blankstein

Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland

CT scans reveal evidence of atherosclerosis in 16th-century mummies from Greenland. The mummies were of particular interest due to their diet, which relied on fish — commonly touted as a heart-healthy diet.

Jessica Zimmerman | Jan. 23, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology explorer-series arteries atherosclerosis brigham-and-womens-hospital fish-consumption heart-disease heart-healthy-diet mummy national-geographic plaque ron-blankstein

Key to long-term weight loss may be as simple as more fat, fewer carbs

The types of calories consumed may influence how likely you are to keep that weight off for the long term, according to a Harvard study.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: health-medicine bmj cara-ebbeling carbohydrate-insulin-model carbohydrates david-ludwig fats ghrelin high-fat-diet leptin low-carbohydrate-diet obesity walter-willett weight-loss

VITAL researcher JoAnn Manson outlines findings on vitamin D, omega-3

Medical School professor and VITAL lead researcher JoAnn Manson details results from a large probe of vitamin D and omega-3 as possible disease fighters.

Alvin Powell | Nov. 27, 2018 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell clinical-trial diet dietary-guidelines joann-manson omega-3 vital vitamin-d

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