Heart and circulatory conditions kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. To beat these diseases, we need to understand and treat, or reduce, the risk factors that cause them. Over the years, we’ve played a major part in discovering what the risk factors are, and how to reduce or prevent their effects. But there’s still more work to do.
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.
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.
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.
A family history of heart disease raises your own risk of developing it. The BHF has launched ambitious studies to find out about this.