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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

A protein called APOB, key to blood fat control, could influence your lifespan

Live Forever Club - 25-Feb-2024

Lowering APOB could potentially delay age-related diseases like Alzheimer's

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High vitamin B3 (niacin) in your blood might raise your risk of heart attacks

New Scientist - 19-Feb-2024

Fortified foods and supplements can increase niacin levels in the body

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Lifespan.io speaks to Cyclarity’s CEO for an update on its novel atherosclerosis treatment

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 19-Feb-2024

The company is developing a drug called UDP-003 to treat the disease

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Scientists grew tiny heart-like tissues with CVD in a lab dish, using stem cells

University of East London (UEL) - 13-Feb-2024

Research has the potential to revolutionise heart disease treatment in older adults

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Heart patients might soon get treatments tailored to their genes, thanks to NextGen

European Society of Cardiology - 12-Feb-2024

Project could lead to a brighter future for heart patients across Europe

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Heart Disease Resources

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Epigenetic Clocks Connected to Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

22-Feb-2024

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

Your Heart: An Owner’s Guide

Amazon

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

Cyclarity Therapeutics

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

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

21-Mar-2022

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

AHA/ASA Journals

Publisher of medical journals focused on heart diseases and stroke

The Francis Crick Institute

Biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the biology underlying health and disease

American College of Cardiology

Non-profit medical association advocating for quality cardiovascular care through education, research promotion and development

Vascular Rejuvenation using EDTA

03-Feb-2021

Dr Gervasio Lamas and Dr Isabelle Schiffer speaking in online meetup about how EDTA therapy affects vascular diseases, organized by Forever Healthy Foundation (FREE)

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Heart Disease Blog Posts

Being a bit of a Grinch may help you live longer
20-Dec-2022

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
23-Dec-2020

The Difference Between Dietary Cholesterol and Blood Cholesterol

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

Chocolate - an innocent pleasure
11-Feb-2016

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
02-Jun-2013

Repairing damaged hearts - first step to rejuvenation

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

Heart muscle aging reversed (in mice)
28-May-2013

Heart muscle aging reversed (in mice)

Using the blood of younger mice to reverse the signs of aging in older mice