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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.
Researchers explore link between gut microbiome and nutrition in autism spectrum disorder

Researchers explore link between gut microbiome and nutrition in autism spectrum disorder

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health

Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health

Nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into bloodstream and reach susceptible areas of cardiovascular system

Nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into bloodstream and reach susceptible areas of cardiovascular system

New study to explore link between binge drinking and cardiovascular disease in young adults

New study to explore link between binge drinking and cardiovascular disease in young adults

UAlberta study reveals sex-based differences in outcomes for atrial fibrillation

UAlberta study reveals sex-based differences in outcomes for atrial fibrillation

Drinking more than three cups of Italian-style coffee each day lowers prostate cancer risk

Drinking more than three cups of Italian-style coffee each day lowers prostate cancer risk

Cold weather increases risk of mortality in Texas, study finds

Cold weather increases risk of mortality in Texas, study finds

Researchers identify new rare genetic variants linked to extreme longevity

Researchers identify new rare genetic variants linked to extreme longevity

Study finds significant decrease in cardiovascular diseases among individuals with diabetes

Study finds significant decrease in cardiovascular diseases among individuals with diabetes

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