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.
Healthy diet improves weight and reduces cardiovascular disease risks in overweight children

Healthy diet improves weight and reduces cardiovascular disease risks in overweight children

Scientists explore whether consuming cocoa can help us age better

Scientists explore whether consuming cocoa can help us age better

Peanut consumption associated with reduced risk of ischemic stroke in Asian population

Peanut consumption associated with reduced risk of ischemic stroke in Asian population

Eating pecans can dramatically improve a person's cholesterol levels

Eating pecans can dramatically improve a person's cholesterol levels

Stress signal from fat cells could help protect against cardiac damage induced by obesity

Stress signal from fat cells could help protect against cardiac damage induced by obesity

Research reveals link between high-fat diet, gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease

Research reveals link between high-fat diet, gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease

Researchers discover DNA signatures linked to cardiovascular diseases

Researchers discover DNA signatures linked to cardiovascular diseases

Researchers create non-invasive imaging technology to predict stem cell differentiation

Researchers create non-invasive imaging technology to predict stem cell differentiation

Modification in some RNA molecules could protect against non-alcoholic fatty liver

Modification in some RNA molecules could protect against non-alcoholic fatty liver

Scientists provide insights on immune evasion of metastatic cancer cells in lymph nodes

Scientists provide insights on immune evasion of metastatic cancer cells in lymph nodes

New genetic technique shows the relationship between thyroid function and lipid profile

New genetic technique shows the relationship between thyroid function and lipid profile

Raising your risk of cardiac death through the southern diet

Raising your risk of cardiac death through the southern diet

Study unravels genetic markers involved in life’s momentous milestones

Study unravels genetic markers involved in life’s momentous milestones

New tool sheds light on enzymatic activity linked to blood cancers, heart disease

New tool sheds light on enzymatic activity linked to blood cancers, heart disease

Groundbreaking field trials underscore the potential of gene-editing technology

Groundbreaking field trials underscore the potential of gene-editing technology

Researchers identify new therapeutic targets for flaviviruses

Researchers identify new therapeutic targets for flaviviruses

Diet plays a crucial role in liver disease outcome, mouse model shows

Diet plays a crucial role in liver disease outcome, mouse model shows

TV marketing lures vulnerable soft drinks consumers, study finds

TV marketing lures vulnerable soft drinks consumers, study finds

Researchers map the changes in metabolism that occur after a heart attack

Researchers map the changes in metabolism that occur after a heart attack

Macrophages perform necessary damage-control function following tissue injury

Macrophages perform necessary damage-control function following tissue injury