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Unhealthy habits

From Infographic: The dollars and sense of chronic disease Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009).  Chronic Diseases, The Power to Prevent, The Call to Control:  At A Glance 2009. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/chronic.htm  World Health Organization (2005).  Ten Facts About Chronic Disease. …

Fats and Cholesterol

It’s time to end the low-fat myth. That’s because the percentage of calories from fat that you eat, whether high or low, isn't really linked with disease. What really matters is the type of fat you eat. Choose foods with healthy fats,…

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.

Some HDL, or "good" cholesterol, may not protect against heart disease

For immediate release: Monday, May 7, 2012 Boston, MA – A new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has found that a subclass of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the so-called “good” cholesterol, may not protect against coronary heart disease…

Skipping breakfast may increase coronary heart disease risk

July 23, 2013 — A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) adds to evidence that eating breakfast is important for good health. HSPH researchers found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or…

Fats and Cholesterol

Expert Answers to Readers' Questions My triglyceride level is high. How can I lower my triglycerides with my diet? What are omega-3 fatty acids, and why are they important? What can I do to lower my total cholesterol and LDL? My triglyceride…