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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - New Zealand's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

'Good Cholesterol' helps people with diabetes heal

'Good Cholesterol' helps people with diabetes heal

Good cholesterol could help protect diabetics from heart disease complications and limb amputations that impact the lives of thousands each year. “Diabetics have reduced ability to form new blood vessels, putting them at risk of life threatening vascular complications, so to be able to find a potential solution to this problem is very exciting,” says HRI researcher Dr Christina Bursill.

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10 ways to combat boredom eating

10 ways to combat boredom eating

Boredom eating can be the difference between successfully losing weight and your body fat not budging at all. Why? Because no matter how nutritionally balanced your meals are, if you’re snacking too much in between your meals, due to boredom (or procrastination or emotion), you’re most likely consuming more food than your body needs.

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Heart screen could save hundreds from stroke suffering

Heart screen could save hundreds from stroke suffering

Hundreds of New Zealanders could be spared from stroke each year if people with an irregular heart beat had their condition treated. The Heart Research Institute is leading a global push to introduce screening for the common heart condition atrial fibrillation which triggers catastrophic strokes.

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Supporting cardiology care across the Pacific

Supporting cardiology care across the Pacific

Researcher and cardiologist at the HRI, Dr Kelly Stanton, is taking her skills across the seas to treat patients in East Timor and beyond for cardiovascular conditions.  

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