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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.
Research highlights the new genetic variations and pediatric NAFLD severity

Research highlights the new genetic variations and pediatric NAFLD severity

Exposure to above average levels of outdoor air pollution increased death risk, study shows

Exposure to above average levels of outdoor air pollution increased death risk, study shows

Stanford scientists develop fingertip-sized millirobots to improve targeted drug delivery

Stanford scientists develop fingertip-sized millirobots to improve targeted drug delivery

Nanomaterials may be the key to better monitoring and treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Nanomaterials may be the key to better monitoring and treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Dads' close involvement during adolescence can have a lasting impact on sons' testosterone production

Dads' close involvement during adolescence can have a lasting impact on sons' testosterone production

Research may lead to new therapies for metabolic disorders and other diseases

Research may lead to new therapies for metabolic disorders and other diseases

A mitochondrial uncoupler prevents sarcopenic obesity in elderly mice

A mitochondrial uncoupler prevents sarcopenic obesity in elderly mice

Genetic risk score may help identify Type 2 diabetes patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular events

Genetic risk score may help identify Type 2 diabetes patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular events

Researchers reveal how deleting a protein could prevent heart attacks and strokes

Researchers reveal how deleting a protein could prevent heart attacks and strokes

Improving the long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine in mice

Improving the long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine in mice

Researchers use lipid profiling to determine risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Researchers use lipid profiling to determine risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

CNIC study uncovers a nuclear import mechanism essential for organ growth and development

CNIC study uncovers a nuclear import mechanism essential for organ growth and development

Researchers employ genetic testing to determine the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Researchers employ genetic testing to determine the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Experts identify critical genes that cause coronary heart disease and trigger heart attacks

Experts identify critical genes that cause coronary heart disease and trigger heart attacks

Lifelong exercise may help counteract the deterioration of fat tissue function with age

Lifelong exercise may help counteract the deterioration of fat tissue function with age

Spice could play a significant role in reducing salt intake among older adults

Spice could play a significant role in reducing salt intake among older adults

New model could improve the assessment of heart disease

New model could improve the assessment of heart disease

Largest nationwide study analyzes the link between food environment and dietary health

Largest nationwide study analyzes the link between food environment and dietary health

Immune cells in arteries can sniff out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Immune cells in arteries can sniff out their surroundings and cause inflammation

Daily consumption of more olive oil linked to lower mortality risk

Daily consumption of more olive oil linked to lower mortality risk