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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.
Paleolithic diet helps overweight women maintain weight loss

Paleolithic diet helps overweight women maintain weight loss

Aged garlic extract may help obese people fight against inflammation, study shows

Aged garlic extract may help obese people fight against inflammation, study shows

Starting menstruation early increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in later life

Starting menstruation early increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in later life

New high-sensitivity blood tests could aid faster diagnosis and treatment for heart attack

New high-sensitivity blood tests could aid faster diagnosis and treatment for heart attack

Scarring of fat tissue in obese people can make weight loss more difficult

Scarring of fat tissue in obese people can make weight loss more difficult

Research provides insights into mechanisms governing healthy longevity

Research provides insights into mechanisms governing healthy longevity

EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health

EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health

Clinical study investigates lifestyle biomarkers in prostate cancer survivors

Clinical study investigates lifestyle biomarkers in prostate cancer survivors

Men who follow Mediterranean diet have lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer, study finds

Men who follow Mediterranean diet have lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer, study finds

3D images of fat cells reveal potential targets to fight against obesity

3D images of fat cells reveal potential targets to fight against obesity

Deportation fears linked to cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas

Deportation fears linked to cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas

Researchers uncover powerful new model for studying hallmark of vascular disease

Researchers uncover powerful new model for studying hallmark of vascular disease

Regeneron forms consortium to accelerate largest widely-available human sequencing resource

Regeneron forms consortium to accelerate largest widely-available human sequencing resource

Neighborhood factors may play role in influencing heart failure risk

Neighborhood factors may play role in influencing heart failure risk

Obese adolescents show improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors after bariatric surgery

Obese adolescents show improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors after bariatric surgery

Researchers pinpoint mechanism for conversion of white fat into brown fat

Researchers pinpoint mechanism for conversion of white fat into brown fat

Adrenomedullin could serve as biomarker, therapeutic target in disorders caused by leaky blood vessels

Adrenomedullin could serve as biomarker, therapeutic target in disorders caused by leaky blood vessels

Researchers discover promising drug that shrinks excess fat without lowering food intake

Researchers discover promising drug that shrinks excess fat without lowering food intake

Study highlights link between vitamin K insufficiency and cardiovascular mortality

Study highlights link between vitamin K insufficiency and cardiovascular mortality

New cholesterol calculation method could eliminate need for routine fasting

New cholesterol calculation method could eliminate need for routine fasting