Topic: heart disease

Winter 2014 Frontlines

[ Winter 2014 ] Quick updates about the latest public health news from across the School and beyond. The end of trans fats? A proposal issued in November 2013 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), if finalized, would eliminate trans fat from…

Men with prostate cancer more likely to die from other causes

Study Suggests Prostate Cancer Management Should Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle Changes Boston, MA – Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are less likely to die from the disease than from largely preventable conditions such as heart disease, according to a new study from Harvard…

Foods identified as ‘whole grain’ not always healthy

New Standard Needed to Help Consumers, Organizations Choose Foods Rich in Whole Grains For immediate release: Thursday, January 10, 2013 Boston, MA – Current standards for classifying foods as “whole grain” are inconsistent and, in some cases, misleading, according to a new…

Eating nuts may lengthen lives

Eating a small handful of unsalted nuts seven or more times a week may reduce risk of death by 20%, according to a new study co-authored by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. Even just a once-weekly serving of nuts reduced…

Understanding good and bad cholesterol

May 2012 -- The scientists at Harvard School of Public Health conduct fundamental research every day. Here, lab scientist Jeremy Furtado discusses groundbreaking research that could dramatically alter how we diagnose and treat conditions that lead to heart disease.

Component in common dairy foods may cut diabetes risk

For immediate release: Monday, December 20, 2010 Boston, MA – Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and collaborators from other institutions have identified a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The…

Positive feelings may help protect cardiovascular health

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Boston, MA – Over the last few decades numerous studies have shown negative states, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and hostility, to be detrimental to cardiovascular health. Less is known about how positive psychological characteristics…

Infographic: The dollars and sense of chronic disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every two Americans suffers from a chronic disease, defined as a noncommunicable disease (NCD) prolonged in duration, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Chronic diseases are the number…

New scholarship program and professorship to honor Dr. Bernard Lown

For immediate release: September 10, 2008 BOSTON, MA -- A professorship and scholarship program to honor Dr. Bernard Lown's career of advancing public health is being established at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), school officials announced September 10, 2008. Dr. Lown…