Couples share heart disease risk factors and behaviors

Risk factors for heart health, such as smoking, unhealthy diets and minimal physical activity, may seem personal, but for people who are married or in a domestic partnership, the behavior patterns of one person may be strongly linked to the patterns of the other.

Haley Bridger • harvard
Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

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An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one

A Harvard Chan School study has found a link between optimism and hypertension, describing the positive force as having a “protective effect” on individuals, including those in combat.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

heart-disease inflammation health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health hypertension happiness laura-kubzansky optimistic-attitude


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

 heart-disease  basic-research  health-medicine  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  cardiovascular-disease-risk  cvd  eggs  frank-hu  health-professionals-follow-up-study  jean-philippe-drouin-chartier  nurses-health-study-i-and-ii

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 • harvard
Nov. 7, 2019 ~4 min

 heart-disease  basic-research  health-medicine  leptin  artery-clogging-blockages  chronic-inflammation  hematopoietic-stem  hspc  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 • harvard
Sept. 18, 2019 ~6 min

 heart-disease  health  diet  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  c-reactive-protein  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 • harvard
March 19, 2019 ~5 min

 heart-disease  stroke  atherosclerosis  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  massachusetts-general-hospital  heart-attack  cardiovascular-disease  cameron-mcalpine  csf1  filip-swirski  hypocretin  sleep  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 • harvard
Jan. 23, 2019 ~5 min

 science-technology  heart-disease  atherosclerosis  brigham-and-womens-hospital  explorer-series  arteries  fish-consumption  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 • harvard
Jan. 23, 2019 ~5 min

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

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