Risk factors are things which increase the likelihood of developing heart and circulatory diseases. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are just a few examples. We fund research into risk factors because if we can reduce or prevent them, fewer people may be affected by heart and circulatory diseases.
Diabetes is linked to heart attacks and strokes. Nearly 3.8 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes. Learn more about our research on Diabetes.
More than 14 million adults in the UK have high blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Find out more about our research and breakthroughs.
Air pollution is the largest environmental risk factor linked to deaths in England. Find out what we are doing to tackle this.
Too much 'bad' cholesterol increases your risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases. Find out what you can do to lower your cholesterol.
We support researchers who work towards personalising medicine to help families whose genes leave them at the greatest risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases.