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Obesity almost doubles in 20 years

14 November 2019

The number of people living in England with obesity has risen from 6.9 in 1997 to 13 million in 2017, according to analysis from Diabetes UK.

Taking part in a BHF-funded clinical trial - TRED-HF

13 November 2019

We funded a clinical trial which aimed to find out if it is safe for people with dilated cardiomyopathy, but without symptoms, to stop heart failure treatment. But what was it like to take part?

Children become less active each year of primary school

12 November 2019

A new study we funded shows that by age 11, children are doing more than an hour less of physical activity a week than at age 6.

BHF appoints Dr Charmaine Griffiths as new Chief Executive

11 November 2019

The British Heart Foundation today announced that Dr Charmaine Griffiths will return to the charity as its new Chief Executive in February 2020. She is a former Executive Director of Strategy & Performance at the BHF.

Bristol Symphony Orchestra concert to help keep more hearts beating

11 November 2019

The Bristol Symphony Orchestra will bring the sound of the human heart to life in a special concert to help fund our life saving research.

Pacemaker study to help heart patients avoid hospital

11 November 2019

New research that we're funding at The University of Manchester has the potential to help patients stay out of hospital. By monitoring data collected by pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), researchers hope to use patients' activity levels to predict when they might be becoming ill, and intervene before a hospital stay becomes necessary.

Political parties must commit to tackling heart and circulatory diseases

6 November 2019

BHF urges next Government to adopt three key pledges to save thousands more lives

Heart failure hospital admissions rise by a third in five years

4 November 2019

The number of people being admitted to hospital due to heart failure has risen by a third in the last five years, according to a new analysis by the British Heart Foundation.

New blood test tweak could better detect heart failure

3 November 2019

The BHF has partnered with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to refine the use of a common blood test to detect heart failure in more patients as early as possible.