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Three coffees a day could reduce risk of heart attack

3 March 2015

People who drink a moderate amount of coffee every day have a lower risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks, according to a study.

Researchers say eating nuts could cut deaths from CVD

2 March 2015

Eating nuts and peanuts could help reduce your risk of dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study.

Amazon China President Dr Doug Gurr announced as next Chairman of the British Heart Foundation

2 March 2015

Dr Doug Gurr has been announced as the next Chairman of the British Heart Foundation (BHF). He will succeed Philip Yea who will be stepping down as a trustee at the end of September 2015 after seven years.

Coronary heart disease leading cause of death for men aged 50 and over in 2013

27 February 2015

Coronary heart disease (CHD) was the leading cause of death for men aged 50 and over in 2013, according to latest figures.

BHF welcomes recommendations on greater choice for end of life care for heart patients

26 February 2015

The government has published an independent report which recognises that heart patients are not receiving good enough care at the end of their lives and it recommends steps to change this.

Heart attack risk raised by blocking natural immune response

26 February 2015

Huge research study we helped to fund shows potential long term cardiovascular risks of blocking inflammation

Ollie Proudlock hits ground running for marathon challenge

25 February 2015

Reality TV star, fashion designer and artist, Ollie Proudlock, is supporting us by completing his first ever Virgin London Marathon.

Two in three smokers will die from their habit

25 February 2015

New research has found that two in three smokers in Australia will die as a result of their habit if they continue to smoke

Smokers at increased risk of depression and anxiety

24 February 2015

New research ahead of No Smoking Day (11 March) suggests smokers are at increased risk of anxiety and depression