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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 700,000 people die annually of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease involves the heart and vessels and is the number one killer in the U.S. accounting for nearly 30-percent of all deaths. Cardiovascular disease has a number of forms but the most common are myocardial infarction and angina pectoris which affect the heart itself. There are well known environmental risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease such as smoking, diet, inactivity and increased alcohol use. Heredity also plays a factor in cardiovascular disease since other risk factors like high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol tend to run in families. Cardiovascular disease can be reduced by controlling environmental factors and understanding the genetic factors that put people at greater risk for heart disease.
Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia

MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers

Intensive blood pressure lowering reduces CKD patients' risks of heart disease and death

Intensive blood pressure lowering reduces CKD patients' risks of heart disease and death

Researchers highlight need for paradigm shift in management of type 2 diabetes

Researchers highlight need for paradigm shift in management of type 2 diabetes

Interventional cardiologists implant wireless device inside heart failure patient in Canada

Interventional cardiologists implant wireless device inside heart failure patient in Canada

NAMS publishes new position statement on use of hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms

NAMS publishes new position statement on use of hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

NSAIDs linked to longer survival for certain colorectal cancer patients

NSAIDs linked to longer survival for certain colorectal cancer patients

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

Resistance exercise for less than one hour per week linked to lower risk of metabolic syndrome

Resistance exercise for less than one hour per week linked to lower risk of metabolic syndrome

Poor diet may fuel Alzheimer's in people who carry disease-related gene

Poor diet may fuel Alzheimer's in people who carry disease-related gene

Dietary practices get reflected in the genes of Europeans, study reveals

Dietary practices get reflected in the genes of Europeans, study reveals

Roche to showcase new solutions for lab innovation at EuroMedLab

Roche to showcase new solutions for lab innovation at EuroMedLab

Hybrid molecular imaging system detects vulnerable arterial plaques in earliest stages

Hybrid molecular imaging system detects vulnerable arterial plaques in earliest stages

Women with diabetes who use low-dose aspirin have reduced breast cancer risk

Women with diabetes who use low-dose aspirin have reduced breast cancer risk

Natural sugar may trigger immune system to treat atherosclerosis, study finds

Natural sugar may trigger immune system to treat atherosclerosis, study finds

Running multiple marathons is not risk factor for atherosclerosis, study shows

Running multiple marathons is not risk factor for atherosclerosis, study shows

Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice

Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice