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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - the UK's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

The benefits of stretching

The benefits of stretching

Stretching. Yoga. Downward dogs. They often fall into the flossing our teeth, cleaning under the couch and eating more vegetables category. We know we should do it… but we don’t. So is stretching your muscles really that important? YES! 

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'Good Cholesterol' helps people with diabetes heal

'Good Cholesterol' helps people with diabetes heal

Good cholesterol could help protect diabetics from heart disease complications and limb amputations that impact the lives of millions of people in the UK each year, new research has revealed. A newly-published study by The Heart Research Institute has found for the first time that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is believed to help guard against heart disease, may also stimulate new blood vessel growth in people with diabetes.

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Heart screen could save hundreds from stroke suffering

Heart screen could save hundreds from stroke suffering

Thousands of people in the UK could be spared from stroke each year if people with an irregular heart beat had their condition treated. The Heart Research Institute is leading a global push to introduce screening for the common heart condition atrial fibrillation which triggers catastrophic strokes.

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Supporting cardiology care across the Pacific

Supporting cardiology care across the Pacific

Researcher and cardiologist at the HRI, Dr Kelly Stanton, is taking her skills across the seas to treat patients in East Timor and beyond for cardiovascular conditions.  

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