Paul M. Ridker, MD, is the Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Inflammation and Heart Disease: Understanding the Link
You already know that high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and certain lifestyle factors are major risk factors for heart disease. But science shows there’s another factor that could impact your heart health.
How Nuts Can Protect Your Heart
Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts.