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Stress in early adulthood may lead to heighted risk of high blood pressure

2 February 2016

A new study from the online journal Heart suggests a link between the tendency to become easily stressed in adolescents and a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure in later life.

New statistics reveal the nation's obsession with chocolate

2 February 2016

We surveyed the nation’s chocolate eating habits ahead of DECHOX, our annual fundraising campaign which challenges people to give up chocolate for the month of March to raise money for our life saving research.

Pippa Middleton wants you to sign up for our 2016 London to Brighton Bike Ride

2 February 2016

Our Ambassador Pippa Middleton is encouraging the British public to register for this year’s event.

The Miles Frost Fund launched to prevent deaths from undiagnosed heart condition

31 January 2016

We've joined forces with the family of Miles Frost, who died age 31 of an undiagnosed heart condition. The Miles Frost Fund will help to fund a genetic test for families at risk of the inherited condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Protein discovery offers sepsis hope

28 January 2016

Proteins in the blood, which are released from damaged tissues during a septic infection can cause life-threatening heart failure according to new research from the University of Liverpool that we funded. The finding points the way toward a new treatment against the deadly effects of a septic infection.

Roll out the Red auction goes live to help fight heart disease

28 January 2016

We've launched an exclusive online auction of luxury items and once-in-a-lifetime celebrity experiences ahead of our annual Roll out the Red fundraising ball at The Savoy on Thursday 11 February.

Jessica Wright looks red hot for British Heart Foundation Wear it Beat it campaign

27 January 2016

The Only Way is Essex star Jessica Wright has joined the fight against heart disease by fronting the British Heart Foundation’s biggest fundraising campaign Wear it. Beat it. taking place on Friday 5th February.

New imaging technique could prevent amputation

25 January 2016

New BHF-funded research at King's College London and St Thomas' Hospital could prevent the need for amputation in people suffering from a disease called critical limb ischemia.

Atrial fibrillation stronger risk factor for women than men

20 January 2016

Researchers at the University of Oxford have published new findings that an irregular heartbeat is a stronger risk factor for heart disease in women than it is in men.

One in ten Brits admit to doing no physical activity in the last ten years

18 January 2016

BHF survey finds that more than one in ten Brits have not taken part in regular physical activity for over ten years