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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.
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

Endocrine Society’s new Scientific Statement offers guidance to spot hormonal causes of hypertension

Endocrine Society’s new Scientific Statement offers guidance to spot hormonal causes of hypertension

Metabolic syndrome is the new 'silent killer', warn researchers

Metabolic syndrome is the new 'silent killer', warn researchers

ULCA scientists discover how autoantibodies cause some cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia

ULCA scientists discover how autoantibodies cause some cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia

New finding on key protein opens door to potential therapies for chronic illnesses

New finding on key protein opens door to potential therapies for chronic illnesses

Multivitamin use not linked to risk of major cardiovascular disease events

Multivitamin use not linked to risk of major cardiovascular disease events

Magnetic resonance technology can improve fatty liver diagnosis

Magnetic resonance technology can improve fatty liver diagnosis

New study reveals link between drought and adverse health risks among older adults

New study reveals link between drought and adverse health risks among older adults

Low and high birth weights linked to severity of liver disease in children

Low and high birth weights linked to severity of liver disease in children

Vitamin D deficiency linked to early markers of cardiovascular disease in overweight, obese children

Vitamin D deficiency linked to early markers of cardiovascular disease in overweight, obese children

Research suggests using combined OGTT and HbA1C tests to screen children at high risk of diabetes

Research suggests using combined OGTT and HbA1C tests to screen children at high risk of diabetes

Scientists develop novel technique to screen non-coding DNA of genome for diseases

Scientists develop novel technique to screen non-coding DNA of genome for diseases