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NHLBI in the Press
Using personalized risk calculations for Asian adults, researchers found that obesity affects about one in five Asian Americans, including a higher number of Filipino and Japanese Americans. The findings could inform clinical and public health strategies to help adults at disproportionate risk.
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Research Feature
The human genome was fully sequenced more than 20 years ago and is powering ways to predict, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease As researchers study the genetic underpinnings of heart and vascular disease, they are creating new ways to screen, diagnose, and treat patients for a variety of heart conditions. Some are exploring how to better...
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News Release
North Bethesda, MD – The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are launching a new partnership to investigate the syndrome of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Developing precision treatment strategies for...
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Research Feature
High-dose supplements don’t help the hearts of most adults any more than modest doses do, but researchers say there’s still more to learn about the value of this essential vitamin It’s a workhorse nutrient that strengthens bones, supports immune function, helps the heart, and powers the body in many other ways. But recent findings about vitamin D...
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News Release
Adults who cut back on sleep for six weeks had increased markers of inflammation Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports normal production and programming of hematopoietic stem cells, a building block of the body’s innate immune system, according to a small National Institutes of Health-supported study in humans and mice. Sleep has long...
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NHLBI in the Press
Long COVID isn’t common in children, but pediatric patients who experienced lingering symptoms were more likely to lose their sense of taste or smell, have heart inflammation, and experience cough or cold symptoms.
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News Release
About 20–40% of adults with COPD symptoms but who aren’t diagnosed with COPD use these types of long-lasting inhalers Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have found that dual bronchodilators – long-lasting inhalers that relax the airways and make it easier to breathe – do little to help people who do not have chronic...
A woman who is pregnant monitors her blood pressure at home.
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NHLBI in the Press
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, such as gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, have doubled during the past decade and now affect 8% of individuals giving birth.