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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.

When NOT to worry about the sugar in your food

When NOT to worry about the sugar in your food

Sugar it seems, is not quite as ‘sweet’ as we once thought. We’ve always known that eating copious amounts of lollies, cakes and chocolate wasn’t good for us, but messages in the media these days often hint at the apparent dangers of hidden sugars, the ones lurking in so-called healthy foods or foods that may not even taste sweet. 

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Will a fitness tracker help you reach your health and fitness goals?

Will a fitness tracker help you reach your health and fitness goals?

It’s hard to deny the growing trend of wearable activity and fitness trackers. If you pay close attention to the wrist of the person next to you, chances are you’ll find they’re not just keeping track of the time, but their daily step count, energy expenditure, heart rate or sleep quality.

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New drugs will treat cancer and blood clots in one blow

Cancer medication could soon also protect patients from deadly blood clots thanks to a breakthrough by researchers at the HRI. Our scientists have discovered that a protein known to cause cancer is also responsible for life-threatening blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which many people with cancer suffer from. 

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Meet the team: Kelly Stanton

Meet the team: Kelly Stanton

When HRI researcher Kelly Stanton took three months off her PhD to take part in a humanitarian mission in the Asia Pacific, she didn’t know what to expect. Deployed as the defence force cardiologist on board the USNS Mercy, the only thing Kelly knew was that they were looking for an Australian cardiologist.

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Guacamole with Sesame Crisps

Guacamole with Sesame Crisps
Make your snacks count. Maximise your intake of heart-healthy nutrients like antioxidants and fibre by choosing fruit and vegetables as your first option. 
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