JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, is chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Can Cocoa Extract and a Multivitamin Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer?
Previous studies of cocoa flavanols conducted by researchers at BWH and other institutions have found that cocoa may reduce the risk of heart disease as well as slow age-related cognitive decline.
Prescription for Exercise: Making Physical Activity a Priority
Among those benefits is reducing the risk for major chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, cognitive decline, certain cancers, and depression.
Menopausal Hormone Therapy Doesn’t Raise Risk of Premature Death
A recent BWH study suggests that the net effect of hormonal therapies on mortality rates over 18 years is neutral – providing reassuring news for women considering or receiving hormone therapy.
Dietary Supplements: VITAL Research Delves into Potential Benefits
The main purpose of dietary supplements is to treat deficiencies of vitamins and minerals or to prevent such deficiencies.
Sex Differences in COVID-19
Doctors are seeing some trends suggesting that men may be at a higher risk, compared to women, for severe and fatal COVID-19. These concerning differences in fatality rates may be explained by both genetic and non-genetic factors.