Overweight men in the north-east are being invited to take part in a study which aims to find ways of decreasing the risk of heart disease.
Heart stent failures could be prevented thanks to a discovery by scientists at Heriot-Watt University.
Medicines commonly prescribed to cut people’s risk of having a heart attack may have limited use for treating other diseases, analysis of hundreds of scientific studies has suggested.
The north-east of Scotland has been revealed as one of the worst regions in the UK for heart disease mortality rates.
One in three UK adults have high blood pressure and the condition is costing the NHS more than £2billion a year. Linked with stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia and chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure is a major cause of premature death and disability.
High cholesterol is a common - and potentially serious - problem, but there’s a lot you can do to help, as Lisa Salmon highlights Our bodies need cholesterol, and we actually produce it naturally. However, as we all know, having too much of it can also cause huge health problems. Around six in 10 UK adults have raised cholesterol, which can lead to fatty material building up in artery walls, narrowing them and causing cardiovascular problems, including heart disease and strokes.
Some very good news for fans of a quick-fix - running, or even just slow jogging, for seven minutes a day could help halve your risk of dying from heart disease.