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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.

Coffee - is it good or bad for your health?

Coffee - is it good or bad for your health?
For many years, coffee has been a ‘whipping boy’, blamed for many ailments and health concerns. The most serious claim is that coffee could be associated with an increased risk of heart disease and/or cancer. However recent scientific studies paint coffee in a new light, suggesting that the popular brew may even be of some benefit to our health.
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The Nutritional and Physiological Keys to Fat Loss

The Nutritional and Physiological Keys to Fat Loss

Generally speaking, people make it harder to lose body fat than it needs to be. Shows like ‘The Biggest Loser’, which suggest you have to train at maximum intensity for 8 hours a day, don’t help the cause.

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Kiwi scientist leading the world in blood vessel regrowth

Kiwi scientist leading the world in blood vessel regrowth
When Zoe Clayton finished her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Physiology at the University of Auckland, she started looking around for somewhere to complete her PhD. 
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Recipe: Saganaki Prawn Salad

Recipe: Saganaki Prawn Salad
We should all definitely eat more seafood other than fish. Prawns, muscles, scallops, etc. are all good for us. Prawns in particular are a very lean source of protein, and also a source of omega 3s, iron, iodine, zinc and B vitamins. Here’s a great little recipe that’s really easy to prepare and also a great way to add vegetables to your diet. Enjoy!
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HRI researcher awarded prestigious prize

HRI researcher awarded prestigious prize
Jun Yuan, post-doctoral scientist with our Translational Research Group, was recently awarded the Ralph Reader Basic Science Prize at the recent Cardiology Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) 2015 annual meeting in Melbourne. 
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