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Latest news

E-cigarettes are much less harmful than smoking according to report

28 April 2016

E-cigarettes are much less harmful than smoking according to a report published by The Royal College of Physicians.

We reveal the top 10 biggest causes of gym-phobia among Brits

27 April 2016

The fear of being judged whilst exercising is one of the biggest causes of “gym-phobia” among Brits, according to new statistics released as part of the British Heart Foundation’s new MyMarathon challenge.

The London to Brighton Bike Ride is a family affair for Brighton-based household

27 April 2016

Deborah Malin and her family will be jumping on their saddles for our iconic London to Brighton Bike Ride this June, in memory of her father Tony, who suddenly passed away from a heart attack aged 58 in 2001.

NICE guidance on new heart failure drug

27 April 2016

Health authority NICE has recommended a new drug that could help transform the lives of people living in heart failure.

Made in Chelsea stars Louise and Sam Thompson front new MyMarathon campaign

21 April 2016

Made in Chelsea stars Louise and Sam Thompson are joining the fight for every heartbeat by backing the British Heart Foundation’s new MyMarathon challenge to help raise money for life saving heart research.

Could testosterone explain why men are at increased heart disease risk?

21 April 2016

Testosterone may be linked to the hardening of blood vessels associated with heart disease, shows research funded by the BHF and the BBSRC at the University of Edinburgh.

Study links loneliness and heart disease

19 April 2016

There is a link between loneliness and heart disease, according to a new study published in the Journal Heart. We look at the study and how people can combat loneliness.

Vitamin pill to reduce heart problems in people with kidney disease

15 April 2016

Researchers in Scotland are running a clinical trial, funded by us, to find out if vitamin k can improve cardiovascular health in people with chronic kidney disease.

World's biggest body scanning study launches with support from us.

13 April 2016

The world’s largest health imaging study, funded by the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) launches as part of UK Biobank.

The Flying Sporrans jump back on their saddles for the London to Brighton Bike Ride

12 April 2016

Chris Farrow and his team will be taking part in the British Heart Foundation's London to Brighton Bike Ride in memory of their best friend, who died from heart disease in September 2008.