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.
School-based gardening improves vegetable intake among children

School-based gardening improves vegetable intake among children

Intensive BP lowering effective in reducing cardiovascular risk in patients exposed to air pollution

Intensive BP lowering effective in reducing cardiovascular risk in patients exposed to air pollution

Changes in mitochondria could cause health problems in Space

Changes in mitochondria could cause health problems in Space

Unique proteomics-based technology can help diagnose breast cancer more accurately

Unique proteomics-based technology can help diagnose breast cancer more accurately

Continuous in vitro monitoring could lead to faster, more effective treatments for chronic conditions

Continuous in vitro monitoring could lead to faster, more effective treatments for chronic conditions

New perspectives challenge diet-heart-hypothesis

New perspectives challenge diet-heart-hypothesis

Pillar-like molecules could be used as biosensors to detect metabolites

Pillar-like molecules could be used as biosensors to detect metabolites

Research uncovers gut microbes associated with lower risks of common conditions

Research uncovers gut microbes associated with lower risks of common conditions

DNA-editing technique used to extend lifespan of mice with progeria

DNA-editing technique used to extend lifespan of mice with progeria

New method boosts the extraction of vegetable oil from plants

New method boosts the extraction of vegetable oil from plants

Researchers provide a list of genes implicated in congenital heart disease

Researchers provide a list of genes implicated in congenital heart disease

Researchers find link between BCO1 enzyme and bad cholesterol level

Researchers find link between BCO1 enzyme and bad cholesterol level

Researchers design living plant-based sensor to track arsenic levels

Researchers design living plant-based sensor to track arsenic levels

Eating dried fruits may be linked with better health

Eating dried fruits may be linked with better health

Study shows how drug-like small molecules regulate the activity of ion channels

Study shows how drug-like small molecules regulate the activity of ion channels

Researchers identify rare genetic marker that protects against cardiovascular disease

Researchers identify rare genetic marker that protects against cardiovascular disease

High-protein total diet replacements may be a promising strategy to combat obesity

High-protein total diet replacements may be a promising strategy to combat obesity

Ultra-processed foods increase risk of muscle pain

Ultra-processed foods increase risk of muscle pain

Exposure to air pollution during fetal period may contribute to higher blood pressure

Exposure to air pollution during fetal period may contribute to higher blood pressure

Environmental risk factors are important determinants of cardiovascular disease

Environmental risk factors are important determinants of cardiovascular disease