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Heart Disease

In 2012 heart disease was the biggest cause of death in the UK - killing 15.6% men (1 in 6) and 10.3% (1 in 10) women. So anything you can do to help your heart out - eating healthily is a good start - will increase your longevity.

This section will maintain key information and medical advancements relating to heart disease - how to prevent it and what treatments are available.

Heart Disease News

Gene therapy triggers natural blood vessel growth in angina patients

EurekAlert! - 02-May-2024

Treatment shows improved blood flow, exercise tolerance and reduced symptoms


Getting angry can mess with blood vessels and raise risk of heart problems

New Scientist - 01-May-2024

Research highlights the importance of managing anger and stress for heart health


Rare genetic mutation linked to short stature may hold clues to longer, healthier lives

New Scientist - 26-Apr-2024

People with Laron syndrome exhibit lower levels of a growth factor associated with ageing


Scientists develop injectable heart cell therapy for heart attack recovery

Shinshu University - 26-Apr-2024

Successful monkey trials bring hope for safer regeneration therapies in humans

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Heart Disease Resources

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Cyclarity Therapeutics

Company developing simple and direct interventions targeting toxic forms of cholesterol for age-related diseases

Epigenetic Clocks Connected to Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases


Steve Horvath talking about epigenetic clocks by Ageing Research at King's (ARK) (FREE)

Your Heart: An Owner’s Guide


Guide that makes crucial, potentially life-saving information about the heart easily accessible written by John A. Elefteriades

NHS heart age calculator

Calculator that will compare your real age to your heart age

Asad Shabbir

Cardiology Registrar & Clinical Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London

Autophagy & Heart Health webcast


Webcast hosted by the Oxford Longevity Project with Prof Junichi Sadoshima, Rutgers University and Prof Robin Choudhury, Oxford University (FREE)

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Heart Disease Blog Posts

Being a bit of a Grinch may help you live longer

Being a bit of a Grinch may help you live longer

Heart attack cases peak on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

The Difference Between Dietary Cholesterol and Blood Cholesterol

The Difference Between Dietary Cholesterol and Blood Cholesterol

The real culprit is saturated fats, so your diet is still important

Chocolate - an innocent pleasure

Chocolate - an innocent pleasure

Dark chocolate that retains flavonoids during manufacture could be good for your heart and mental health

Repairing damaged hearts - first step to rejuvenation

Repairing damaged hearts - first step to rejuvenation

If you can repair damage from heart attacks, why can't we repair heart damage from ageing?

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