Harvard Heart Letter
The boozy business meal: Costly for your heart?
Research we’re watching For some busy professionals—especially those who travel for work—a typical day’s fare comes mostly from restaurants, topped off by a cocktail hour and a steak dinner with colleagues. This unhealthy routine, which a team of researchers dubbed a “social-business” pattern of eating, appears to raise the risk of early signs of atherosclerosis—the fatty accumulation inside arteries that can lead to heart disease. The team’s findings, published in the Aug.