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We spent 71 per cent of our budget on research in 2011/12We gave £88 million to heart science researchers in 2011/12Our scientists are fighting for every heartbeat

For babies born with heart defects to the millions of adults affected by heart disease, our scientists are carrying the fight for every heartbeat into the future.

We have already made heart research history. And with the help of our researchers' tireless work, we will uncover the mysteries that could help us regenerate hearts, form new arteries and muscle, and ultimately stop heart disease in its tracks.

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The latest heart research news

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A study we've funded casts doubt on guidelines about fats we eat. We think more research is needed before making any changes.
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Risk of obesity linked with location of takeaways, says study we co-funded.
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Oxford research, part-funded by us, finds vodka is the major cause of early death in Russian men.
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A new study from the University of Oxford demonstrates the heart health benefits of taking statins daily, or an apple a day.
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Groundbreaking research that could lead to the first treatment for vascular dementia.