Exposure to PFAS associated with increased blood lipids, possible CVD risk
Increased exposure to certain types of PFAS is associated with increased blood lipid levels in adults, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
Why more stringent regulation is needed for ‘forever chemicals’
Environmental health expert Philippe Grandjean discusses the importance of regulating PFAS.
How healthy lifestyles and cholesterol medications can work together to improve heart health
Combining healthy lifestyle habits, such as exercising, avoiding smoking, and eating healthy, can lead to positive changes in an individual’s cholesterol profile that are different but complementary to the effects of cholesterol-lowering medications, according to research led by…
Detail-oriented, with an eye on the big picture
Allison Andraski, PhD ’19, bridges her passion for research with her interest in health by studying the little-understood world of HDL, or “good” cholesterol. May 22, 2019 – In her senior year at UC Santa Barbara, Allison Andraski…
Sludge used as fertilizer could be toxic; ban sought
Public health experts say that Maine should ban the use of municipal sludge as fertilizer after dangerous levels of toxic chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, were found at a farm near Portland where the sludge…
Eggs and heart health explored
Nutritionists disagree about the effect of eggs on heart health. Now a new study has found that the more eggs a person eats, the greater the risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. The same was true for…
‘Bad’ cholesterol spikes after holiday indulgence
Study participants had very high levels of low-density-lipoprotein—the “bad” cholesterol known as LDL—in their bloodstream during the first week of January.
Increasing cholesterol medication adherence with financial incentives may be cost-effective
For immediate release: September 14, 2018 Boston, MA – A program that offered financial incentives to both patients and their physicians to control low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol could be a cost-effective intervention for patients at high risk of…
Walnuts may help support heart health
A new large-scale review by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health adds to the evidence that nut consumption may benefit heart health.
Gökhan Hotamisligil is on a mission to help us survive our affluence and its attendant cardiometabolic diseases. His prolific laboratory at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Sabri Ülker Center for Nutrient, Genetic, and Metabolic…