NHLBI-funded work from the Broad Institute and other research centers has identified rare genetic mutations that increase a person's risk of having a heart attack early in life.
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NHLBI Media Availability: Low-glycemic diets may not improve cardiovascular outcomes when compared to high-glycemic diets
WHAT: A study comparing low- and high-glycemic index diets found no significant difference between the two plans in reducing cardiovascular risk or reversing insulin resistance.
NIH recruits three Lasker Clinical Research Scholars
The National Institutes of Health has selected three researchers as new Lasker Clinical Research Scholars as part of a joint initiative with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation to nurture the next generation of great clinical scientists.
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The NHLBI created the Excellence in Hemoglobinopathies Research Award (EHRA) program to support broad-based studies of hemoglobinopathies. The EHRA program has awarded grants to eight multidisciplinary research centers that are working to translate discoveries about disease processes into improved clinical care. Read full fact sheet...
A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure. The Brown University-led analysis used data from NHLBI's Women's Health Initiative and assessed 5,400 post-menopausal women in the San Diego metropolitan area. Researchers found that women who lived within 100 meters of a highway or major arterial road had a 22-percent greater risk of hypertension than women who lived at least 1,000 meters away. In a range of intermediate distances, hypertension risk rose with proximity to the roadways.