Kenneth Shelton, MD, is a critical care physician and cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the medical director of the Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Intensive Care Unit.
Nutrition classes offer a new perspective on how to modify your diet to keep a healthy heart.
Supporting Prevention as Treatment
The Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center provides classes on strategies to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and cardiac events (heart attack). Classes are available to patients as part of their program participation.
Label Reading and Portion Size
Learn how to read and compare food labels and ingredients to help you choose the healthiest foods on the market today. Also learn about portion sizes to help you keep your weight under control.
Take a virtual supermarket tour and learn how to shop quickly for the foods you need without falling victim to impulse buying.
Review strategies to eat healthy while eating out. Identify key words that will tell you which dishes are high in fat and calories. Also learn how to combine foods at home to create quick healthy meals and snacks any time of the day.
Diet and Diabetes
Learn how to manage blood glucose levels through diet, and how food affects blood glucose levels. Also learn about the impact of weight, the role of exercise, and the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels.
Heart Healthy Eating
An introduction to heart healthy foods. Explore the difference between whole grains and refined grains and learn more about what carbohydrates you should be eating every day to improve your health.
Fats: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Discover the difference between the good and bad fats in the American diet today. Learn which ones you should be including in your meals to improve your cholesterol levels and weight.
- Press Release
- Jan | 10 | 2020
A team of surgeons and specialists at Mass General is announcing an achievement in transplant surgery today, having recently performed the largest number of adult heart transplants in the country using what are known as Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) donor hearts.
- Press Release
- Oct | 16 | 2019
Linemen's rapid weight gain can lead to hardening of heart, arteries, but problems may be offset with increased aerobic training
- Jul | 11 | 2019
Whether you're meal-prepping or cooking for a crowd, try out this recipe featuring a healthy combination that does not skip out on flavor.
- Press Release
- Jun | 25 | 2019
A biological pathway previously found to contribute to the impact of stress on the risk of cardiovascular disease also may underlie the increased incidence of such disease experienced by individuals with lower socioeconomic status.
- May | 16 | 2019
Studies have shown that psychosocial stress contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes and makes it more difficult for people who have the disease to manage their blood sugar.