Newly identified ‘metabolic signature’ can help predict CVD risk

A newly identified “metabolic signature” can evaluate an individual’s adherence and metabolic response to the Mediterranean diet and help predict future risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Chris Sweeney • harvard
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

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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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PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

A new study finds that women who have greater numbers of PTSD symptoms are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Christopher Sweeney • harvard
Sept. 5, 2019 ~5 min

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