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Red meat may raise young women’s breast cancer risk

New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds a link between high consumption of red meat and breast cancer in young women. Compared with women who had one serving of red meat a week, those who ate 1.5 servings a…

Protein

Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. At least 10,000 different proteins…

Protein: The package matters

Moderately high-protein diets may have short-term weight loss benefits, and may lower heart disease risk, but the “package” the protein comes in matters, said Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. “If there’s too much protein and it comes from animal sources,…

Endoplasmic reticulum stress

Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism and Chair, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, discusses a new Nature study on endoplasmic reticulum stress and its role in obesity. Please click the player icon above to play this podcast in your…

Eating more red meat may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

People who increase their red meat consumption may also increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Researchers found that people who started eating more red meat than usual—about 3.5 servings more…

Protein

Expert Answers to Readers' Questions Should I be concerned about mercury and PCBs in fish? Are high-protein diets bad for the heart? How much protein do I need each day? Should I be concerned about mercury and PCBs in fish? Fish is…