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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.
Research examines link between lower-fat diet and breast cancer overall survival

Research examines link between lower-fat diet and breast cancer overall survival

Study: Tree nut consumption linked to improved type 2 diabetes health

Study: Tree nut consumption linked to improved type 2 diabetes health

Healthy lifestyle counseling program linked to reduced risk of developing cancers

Healthy lifestyle counseling program linked to reduced risk of developing cancers

Researchers shed light on how androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for cardiovascular mortality

Researchers shed light on how androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for cardiovascular mortality

Mediterranean diet may protect people from negative effects of air pollution

Mediterranean diet may protect people from negative effects of air pollution

When is insurance not really insurance? When you need pricey dental care.

When is insurance not really insurance? When you need pricey dental care.

Study: Prediabetic patients with OSA could lower their resting heart rates by using CPAP

Study: Prediabetic patients with OSA could lower their resting heart rates by using CPAP

Reduction in heart disease risk factors could help prevent frailty among older adults

Reduction in heart disease risk factors could help prevent frailty among older adults

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may provide cardiovascular benefits

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may provide cardiovascular benefits

Combining data from wearable technology and AI may help predict onset of diseases

Combining data from wearable technology and AI may help predict onset of diseases

Nutrition researchers agree sugar-sweetened beverages play unique role in chronic health problems

Nutrition researchers agree sugar-sweetened beverages play unique role in chronic health problems

BU postdoctoral researcher wins competitive NIH Pathway to Independence Award

BU postdoctoral researcher wins competitive NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Increasing physical activity over six years associated with decreased heart failure risk

Increasing physical activity over six years associated with decreased heart failure risk

Research suggests novel therapies to lower cardiovascular disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Research suggests novel therapies to lower cardiovascular disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Exposure to air pollution in the womb can lead to high blood pressure in childhood

Exposure to air pollution in the womb can lead to high blood pressure in childhood

Coffee consumption during pregnancy linked to risk of overweight or obesity in children

Coffee consumption during pregnancy linked to risk of overweight or obesity in children

New combined risk score shows improved effectiveness in predicting stroke risk of Afib patients

New combined risk score shows improved effectiveness in predicting stroke risk of Afib patients

UAB expert highlights need to do more trials in the epidemic center of disease

UAB expert highlights need to do more trials in the epidemic center of disease

New tool provides high accuracy and precision in analyzing disease and drug effects

New tool provides high accuracy and precision in analyzing disease and drug effects

Good bacteria is bad news for atherosclerosis

Good bacteria is bad news for atherosclerosis