Risk factor research

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Diabetes research

Diabetes is linked to heart attacks and strokes. Nearly 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes. Learn more about our research on Diabetes.

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High blood pressure research

High blood pressure affects as many as 16 million people in the UK, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Find out more about our research and breakthroughs.

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Air pollution research

Air pollution is the largest environmental risk factor linked to deaths in England. Find out what we are doing to tackle this.

High cholsterol research

Too much 'bad' cholesterol increases your risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases. Find out what you can do to lower your cholesterol.

Genetic predisposition research

We support researchers who work towards personalising medicine to help families whose genes leave them at the greatest risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases.