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Fats and Cholesterol

When it comes to dietary fat, what matters most is the type of fat you eat. Contrary to past dietary advice promoting low-fat diets, newer research shows that healthy fats are necessary and beneficial for health. When food manufacturers reduce fat, they…

Eggs, fats, and the new dietary guidelines

A new recommendation that people don’t need to worry how much cholesterol is in their diet, from a panel that recently issued new dietary guidelines, corrects previous advice based on guesswork, according to nutrition expert Walter Willett of Harvard T.H. Chan School…

The science behind the new dietary guidelines report

February 27, 2015 -- What should we eat to be healthy—and to stay that way? More fruits and vegetables. Less red and processed meat. Whole grains instead of refined. Nonfat dairy foods, legumes, nuts, and seafood. Fewer foods with added sugars or…

Report compares dietary fat intake among countries

April 17, 2014—Harvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues have compiled the first global data on dietary intakes of specific fats worldwide. The report compares the intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, trans fats, omega 3s, and other fats and oils among…

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. …

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…