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Third of Brits cannot remember last time they took up a new hobby

15 August 2017

Nine in ten British adults have given up at least one hobby from their childhood and almost a third (31%) can’t remember the last time they took up a new one or tried something different, according to new statistics released by the BHF.

No such thing as 'healthy obesity' research finds

15 August 2017

Researchers that we part-fund have found that being overweight or obese increases a person’s risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by up to 28% compared to those with a healthy body weight, even if they have healthy blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

NHS England takes new measures to prevent heart disease

14 August 2017

We welcome the news that millions of people will be offered checks for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation at GPs surgeries and local pharmacies, as part of an NHS England drive to cut heart disease deaths.

Heart failure care improves

10 August 2017

A report published today shows an improvement in heart failure treatment, but more research is needed to prevent deaths.

Scientists to create computer models to study deadly heart condition

9 August 2017

Scientists at the University of Oxford are to develop computer models of the human heart to better understand a deadly inherited heart condition.

“Exercise as a drug” treatment for heart failure

9 August 2017

Researchers have shown that a protein called CT1 can promote the growth of heart muscle in a way comparable to exercise.

New hope to prevent dangerous blood clots found in the legs

3 August 2017

Common anti-allergy medicines could prove to be effective treatment for deep vein thrombosis, according to new research we funded.

Early gene-editing success holds promise for preventing inherited heart diseases

2 August 2017

Scientists have, for the first time, used gene-editing to correct the genetic mutation for a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Updated NICE guidelines suggest people could be missing out on the life saving benefits of statins

1 August 2017

A study published in the British Journal of General Practice suggests that a number of people in the UK are missing out on the life saving benefits of statins.

Government publishes air quality plan

26 July 2017

The government have today (July 26, 2017) published their air quality plan. As part of the plan, new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 to help tackle air pollution.