Exercise found to block chronic inflammation in mice

A new study identifies a molecular connection between exercise and inflammation that takes place in the bone marrow and highlights a previously unappreciated role of leptin in exercise-mediated cardiovascular protection.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 7, 2019 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: health-medicine artery-clogging-blockages basic-research chronic-inflammation heart-disease hematopoietic-stem hspc leptin leukocytes

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

Harvard research shows new link between sleep and clogged arteries

New research from Massachusetts General Hospital traces a previously unknown pathway from poor sleep to an increase in the fatty plaques that line blood vessels in atherosclerosis, a key feature of cardiovascular disease.

Alvin Powell | March 19, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell atherosclerosis cameron-mcalpine cardiovascular-disease csf1 filip-swirski harvard-medical-school heart-attack heart-disease hypocretin massachusetts-general-hospital sleep stroke white-blood-cell

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

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

In a new study, researchers found that African-Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared with those who did not report such stress.

Elaine St. Peter | Jan. 17, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine american-journal-of-preventive-medicine brigham-and-womens-hospital center-for-community-health-and-health-equity chd coronary-heart-disease financial-hardship jackson-heart-study mississippi stress

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