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

Tags:  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

Tags:  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

Tags:  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

Tags:  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

Tags:  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

Tags:  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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