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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.

The king of nutrition advice

The king of nutrition advice

Ask yourself, “If you only had the energy to focus on the one aspect of nutrition that would give you the largest return on investment, what would that area be?”

If you can’t answer that question, read on.

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Research experiences across the Tasman

Research experiences across the Tasman

Five talented student researchers from New Zealand took part in a summer scholarship at the HRI facilities in Sydney, Australia. They share their experiences with us here.

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Coriander prawns, quinoa and lime

Coriander prawns, quinoa and lime
This quick and healthy recipe you can make in 21 minutes is a fantastic source of protein, carbohydrate, fibre and nutrients.
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Exercise more in 2018 – it really is good for your heart

Exercise more in 2018 – it really is good for your heart
With 2018 stretching out before us, shining with promise, many of us have made resolutions to be more active. 

But people also give many reasons for not exercising: That there’s “not enough time,” or there’s a lack of facilities or “it’s just easier to sit and watch TV.” Recent media coverage of new research studies has added to this list of excuses, through headlines such as: “Excessive exercise may harm the heart.”

Is this really the case? Could exercise be bad for your heart? Is there such a thing as too much exercise?

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New drug hope to target silent killer

New drug hope to target silent killer

An exciting new treatment for very high blood pressure is on the horizon after a world-first discovery by Heart Research Institute scientists, who have uncovered a brain chemical instrumental in triggering hypertension, the so-called silent killer responsible for the deaths of thousands of Australians each year.

The researchers are optimistic the results, published this week in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, will ultimately lead to a powerful new treatment that blocks a neurotransmitter and frees patients from the dangers of hypertension. 

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