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.
Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

The full effects of passive smoking may have been underestimated

The full effects of passive smoking may have been underestimated

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol

Natural vitamin E healthier than vitamin E supplements

Natural vitamin E healthier than vitamin E supplements

Australian Government push to combat the obesity epidemic

Australian Government push to combat the obesity epidemic

Eating eggs does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Eating eggs does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease

British government's new NHS improvement plan

British government's new NHS improvement plan

Stubbing out smoking in all American workplaces would save more than 2,420 lives and $280 million

Stubbing out smoking in all American workplaces would save more than 2,420 lives and $280 million

Staying stress free in your twenties reduces high blood pressure risk later on

Staying stress free in your twenties reduces high blood pressure risk later on

New computer cluster will help understanding of how human cells and organs work

New computer cluster will help understanding of how human cells and organs work

Erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes could mean heart disease

Erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes could mean heart disease

Over half of older adults hospitalized for heart disease also have reduced kidney function

Over half of older adults hospitalized for heart disease also have reduced kidney function

Statins could be effective in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Statins could be effective in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Computer cluster helps understand how human cells and organs work

Computer cluster helps understand how human cells and organs work

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Retirees taking COX-2 anti-inflammatory drugs on a long-term basis also take aspirin therapy

Retirees taking COX-2 anti-inflammatory drugs on a long-term basis also take aspirin therapy

Possible therapeutic approach to lowering LDL cholesterol and homocysteine levels

Possible therapeutic approach to lowering LDL cholesterol and homocysteine levels

Exercise and fish oil supplement dramatically decreases risk of atherosclerosis

Exercise and fish oil supplement dramatically decreases risk of atherosclerosis

Foundation for poor heart health laid early in life

Foundation for poor heart health laid early in life