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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.
People with peanut allergies avoid tree nuts despite being non-allergic to them

People with peanut allergies avoid tree nuts despite being non-allergic to them

Low diet quality, night eating during pregnancy linked to postpartum weight gain and retention

Low diet quality, night eating during pregnancy linked to postpartum weight gain and retention

Working for long hours linked to greater likelihood of having masked and sustained hypertension

Working for long hours linked to greater likelihood of having masked and sustained hypertension

First National LGBTQ Health Summit addresses LGBTQ health issues

First National LGBTQ Health Summit addresses LGBTQ health issues

Heavy drinking damages the heart

Heavy drinking damages the heart

Healthy sleep patterns could help offset genetic risk of heart disease or stroke

Healthy sleep patterns could help offset genetic risk of heart disease or stroke

Children with higher BMI tend to have thinner cerebral cortex

Children with higher BMI tend to have thinner cerebral cortex

Traffic-related air pollution increases risk of hypertension in pregnant woman

Traffic-related air pollution increases risk of hypertension in pregnant woman

High lipoprotein(A) levels in people with type 1 diabetes add to elevated risk of cardiovascular disease

High lipoprotein(A) levels in people with type 1 diabetes add to elevated risk of cardiovascular disease

Harmful alcohol consumption pattern may damage heart tissue

Harmful alcohol consumption pattern may damage heart tissue

New study compares sleep quality between postmenopausal and pre/perimenopausal women

New study compares sleep quality between postmenopausal and pre/perimenopausal women

Red hot chili peppers could help stave off heart disease

Red hot chili peppers could help stave off heart disease

UTHealth researchers receive $3.1 million NIH grant to address youth vaping epidemic

UTHealth researchers receive $3.1 million NIH grant to address youth vaping epidemic

High cardiometabolic disease costs in the U.S. could be linked to suboptimal diet

High cardiometabolic disease costs in the U.S. could be linked to suboptimal diet

Artificial sweeteners may lead to weight gain and contribute to type 2 diabetes

Artificial sweeteners may lead to weight gain and contribute to type 2 diabetes

Research funded by egg industry downplays the effect  of cholesterol

Research funded by egg industry downplays the effect of cholesterol

Biocompatible hydrogels could help heal wounds, deliver drugs and treat cancer

Biocompatible hydrogels could help heal wounds, deliver drugs and treat cancer

Heart-healthy diet is low in cholesterol, says AHA yet again

Heart-healthy diet is low in cholesterol, says AHA yet again

Poorest countries have high levels of both obesity and malnutrition

Poorest countries have high levels of both obesity and malnutrition

Super-resolution localization photoacoustic microscopy can find blocked or burst blood vessels

Super-resolution localization photoacoustic microscopy can find blocked or burst blood vessels