Religious services may lower risk of ‘deaths of despair’

New research from the Harvard Chan School found that people who attended religious services at least once a week were significantly less likely to die from “deaths of despair,” including deaths related to suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol poisoning.

Chris Sweeney • harvard
May 6, 2020 ~4 min

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Moderate egg consumption gets the green light … again

A new study that includes up to 1.7 million participants, found eating up to one egg per day is not associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Amy Roeder • harvard
March 4, 2020 ~4 min

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Harvard study links red meat consumption with early death

Longitudinal study associates increasing consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, over eight years with a higher risk of death in the subsequent eight years.

Amy Roeder • harvard
June 12, 2019 ~4 min

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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 • harvard
April 9, 2019 ~4 min

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