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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.
Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention

Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention

CRF Women's Heart Health Initiative to hold yoga fundraiser in NYC for improving cardiovascular care

CRF Women's Heart Health Initiative to hold yoga fundraiser in NYC for improving cardiovascular care

Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia

Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia

Cycling to work may reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death

New article finds rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in mortality

New article finds rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in mortality

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty found to be safe and effective way for treating obese patients

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty found to be safe and effective way for treating obese patients

EXPERT tool specifies personalized workouts to prevent cardiovascular events

EXPERT tool specifies personalized workouts to prevent cardiovascular events

Research sheds new light on the body's response to high salt intake

Research sheds new light on the body's response to high salt intake

Peripheral arteries may be useful for assessing heart disease risk, study finds

Peripheral arteries may be useful for assessing heart disease risk, study finds

Banning trans fats is linked to reduced hospital admissions, say researchers

Banning trans fats is linked to reduced hospital admissions, say researchers

Gut microbes cause age-associated inflammation and premature death, mice study shows

Gut microbes cause age-associated inflammation and premature death, mice study shows

Vitamin B supplements can mitigate impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease

Vitamin B supplements can mitigate impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease

Restriction on trans fats in foods could reduce rates of heart attack and stroke

Restriction on trans fats in foods could reduce rates of heart attack and stroke

Frequent hot flashes may be linked to increased heart disease risk

Frequent hot flashes may be linked to increased heart disease risk

Public health approaches may need to be tailored based on diversity within Latinos, study suggests

Public health approaches may need to be tailored based on diversity within Latinos, study suggests

Innovative collaboration focuses on uncovering role of extracellular matrix in heart health

Innovative collaboration focuses on uncovering role of extracellular matrix in heart health

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Avocados have beneficial effects on components of metabolic syndrome

Avocados have beneficial effects on components of metabolic syndrome

ICNC 2017 to unveil future applications of nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging

ICNC 2017 to unveil future applications of nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging