Our successes in risk factor research

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Diabetes research successes

Diabetes can cause serious knock-on health problems. From huge population studies to molecular-scale science, The BHF has made lots of progress in diabetes research.

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High blood pressure research successes

High blood pressure increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The BHF has been at the forefront of treatments for high blood pressure. 

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Air pollution research successes

Around the world, almost 6 out of every 10 deaths from air pollution is associated with heart attack and stroke. We're working to change that. 

High cholesterol research successes

High blood pressure increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The BHF has been at the forefront of treatments for high blood pressure. 

Genetic predisposition research successes

A family history of heart disease raises your own risk of developing it. The BHF has launched ambitious studies to find out about this.