Heart Matters 2017 in numbers


Here’s our review of some of the stand-out numbers from Heart Matters in 2017.


years since the first human heart transplant – we celebrated this milestone by looking back at how far this pioneering treatment has come in our interactive heart transplant timeline. You can also test your own knowledge in our heart transplant quiz.


Behind the Headlines articles we’ve written in 2017, debunking heart health headlines that made the news this year. Read about 5 of the most ridiculous headlines we looked at this year.


people (and counting!) tested their knowledge of all things protein, in our most popular quiz ever. How much do you know about protein? Take the quiz to find out.


varieties of the tiny tick, which could help us cure heart disease. Read about Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya’s amazing tick research.


how full people in Okinawa, Japan, feel when they choose to stop eating. Okinawans have the longest life expectancy in the world. Learn more about heart health around the globe in our interactive.


of our daily calories should come from free sugars, but most UK adults are consuming twice as much. Learn more in our What are free sugars? animation.


years since Barry Meldrum had his pacemaker fitted, but he hasn’t let it stop him from living a full and happy life. Read Barry’s story of 30 years with a pacemaker.


Heart Matters animations in 2017 were developed with help from our Patient Information Panel. These included How do statins prevent heart attacks and strokes? and All about angina. And we've more to come in 2018! If you’d like to be involved in the development of our animations and other award-winning resources, why not join the panel?


minutes of moderate intensity activity each week – the amount we should all aim to do. Watch our animation to learn what happens in your body when you exercise.


calories is one and a half bananas – or a quarter of a Scotch egg. Explore 22 popular foods and see what 100 calories looks like.

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