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.
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

Study shows statins have different effects on different parts of the body

Study shows statins have different effects on different parts of the body

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps improve prognosis in event of myocardial infarction

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps improve prognosis in event of myocardial infarction

Study finds significant link between flavanol consumption and lower blood pressure

Study finds significant link between flavanol consumption and lower blood pressure

Researchers identify small molecules that appear to reduce cellular stress

Researchers identify small molecules that appear to reduce cellular stress

Understanding beta-cell growth mechanisms may help treat metabolic diseases

Understanding beta-cell growth mechanisms may help treat metabolic diseases

Type and direction of force on a cell can alter gene expression

Type and direction of force on a cell can alter gene expression

Genetic differences in body fat shape men and women's health risks

Genetic differences in body fat shape men and women's health risks

Researchers analyze individual cells to build an atlas of the human heart

Researchers analyze individual cells to build an atlas of the human heart

Study reveals over 20% of Americans suffer from food shortage

Study reveals over 20% of Americans suffer from food shortage

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders

New study reveals metabolic signature of SARS-CoV-2 infection involving signs of multi-organ damage

New study reveals metabolic signature of SARS-CoV-2 infection involving signs of multi-organ damage

Protein aggregation reduces elasticity of blood vessels during aging

Protein aggregation reduces elasticity of blood vessels during aging

Study examines the impact of low-carb, high-fat diet in older people

Study examines the impact of low-carb, high-fat diet in older people