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Muscle breakthrough

26/11/2014

Researchers make breakthrough that could lead to better screening for cardiomyopathies

Prescription of statins

25/11/2014

Taking cholesterol lowering drugs should always be a person's choice

Heart damage discovery

24/11/2014

Researchers we funded have learnt how an enzyme can cause damage after a heart attack

Saturated fat levels

21/11/2014

Doubling saturated fat in diet does not drive up levels of saturated fat in the blood, study claims

Legal ruling on air pollution

19/11/2014

BHF welcomes legal ruling ordering immediate action to cut UK air pollution levels

Tackling high blood pressure

18/11/2014

BHF and leading health bodies launch new blood pressure action plan

Heart infection

18/11/2014

Rise in heart infections as use of antibiotic is reduced

Future health

17/11/2014

Our chief executive explains why we need to tackle tomorrow's health problems today

Clinical research

14/11/2014

A new survey shows more people than ever would take part

World Diabetes Day 2014

14/11/2014

Find out more about diabetes and how to prevent it

Praise for Well@Work programme

14/11/2014

BHF's Well@Work programme recognised in new report

Social cooking and diabetes

14/11/2014

Read our blog about a project to help reduce diabetes risk in South Asian communities

Genetics and CHD

13/11/2014

Research finds carrying mutant gene can reduce cholesterol and risk of CHD

Diets and weight loss

12/11/2014

Research looks at how effective popular diet plans are for weight loss

Solving inactivity

12/11/2014

We call for further action to help people lead more active lives

Alcohol consumption

11/11/2014

Research finds moderate drinking only offers heart protection for a small number of people

BHF show support for #GivingTuesday

11/11/2014

We are supporting the UK’s first ever #GivingTuesday on 2nd December 2014

Smoking in cars

10/11/2014

A new law could be passed next month banning smoking in cars carrying children

E-cigarettes

10/11/2014

The BHF criticises a new advert glamorising the use of e-cigarettes

Obesity research finding

07/11/2014

Removing a protein from fat cells could lead to safer storage of fat

BHF supporter stars in Sherlock Holmes

07/11/2014

BHF supporter appears in the latest Sherlock Holmes novel after winning the prize at Tunnel of Love

Focus on prevention

06/11/2014

Our new report calls for an urgent focus on tackling preventable ill health

Researcher blog

06/11/2014

Two BHF-funded scientists talk about life in research

Heart attack and stroke

05/11/2014

Simple chemicals can limit long term damage after heart attack and stroke

Red meat research

05/11/2014

We may be closer to understanding the link between red meat and heart disease.

Simon Gillespie announcement

03/11/2014

Our chief executive has been named President of the European Heart Network