Cardiovascular Disease News and Research

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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.
Statins, helping or harming?

Statins, helping or harming?

Exercising before breakfast benefits your health

Exercising before breakfast benefits your health

Being obese may lead to fat accumulation in the lungs

Being obese may lead to fat accumulation in the lungs

New drug treats inflammation related to inherited heart disease in young athletes

New drug treats inflammation related to inherited heart disease in young athletes

New blood self-collection device quickly estimates a person's exposure to radiation

New blood self-collection device quickly estimates a person's exposure to radiation

Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes

Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes

Bolivian forager-farmers known for healthy cardiovascular systems are split over what makes a good life

Bolivian forager-farmers known for healthy cardiovascular systems are split over what makes a good life

New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes

New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes

Study reveals factors that predict obesity by adolescence

Study reveals factors that predict obesity by adolescence

AI detects over 95 percent of diabetic retinopathy cases

AI detects over 95 percent of diabetic retinopathy cases

Marshall receives $17 million renewal funding for biomedical research efforts in West Virginia

Marshall receives $17 million renewal funding for biomedical research efforts in West Virginia

Study explains why some people who take heart medication develop sore, aching muscles

Study explains why some people who take heart medication develop sore, aching muscles

Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men

Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men

AHA and AMA recognize nearly 1,200 health organizations for improving blood pressure control rates

AHA and AMA recognize nearly 1,200 health organizations for improving blood pressure control rates

Topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children, Tulane study finds

Topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children, Tulane study finds

Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body

Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body

Signs of aging detected by a simple walking test at age 45

Signs of aging detected by a simple walking test at age 45

Coffee beans show promise in fighting inflammation, insulin resistance

Coffee beans show promise in fighting inflammation, insulin resistance

Home surpasses hospital as the most common place of death for CVD patients

Home surpasses hospital as the most common place of death for CVD patients

Extracts from coffee bean skins reduce fat-induced inflammation, insulin resistance in mouse cells

Extracts from coffee bean skins reduce fat-induced inflammation, insulin resistance in mouse cells