Welcome to your latest edition of In a Heartbeat. This month another new Group joins The HRI - The High Blood Pressure Group. This Group, headed by Professor Paul Pilowsky, has been launched to explore the biological systems controlling blood flow and the heart.
Also in this issue, read how we’re helping to build a heart-healthy generation in schools, more information as to why smokers are more likely to get heart disease and Guy Leech details the foods that are great for our heart. Discover latest research highlights and of course, there’s another delicious summer recipe from Registered Nutritionist, Kate Freeman.
We hope you enjoy reading your newsletter… and thank you again for your wonderful support.
Professor Michael Davies, BSc DPhil FRACI Director, The Heart Research Institute
High Blood Pressure Group joins The HRI
Up to 30% of the Australian population will develop high blood pressure, which in turn can cause heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. The Heart Research Institute is proud to announce the addition of the High Blood Pressure Group to the Team. more
Building a heart-healthy generation
Due to the modern epidemics of obesity and diabetes, deaths from heart disease are predicted to increase in coming years. The Heart Research Institute is now taking part in a national program called ‘Scientists in Schools’ to help create a ‘heart-healthy’ generation. more
Why smoking neuters ‘good cholesterol’
It’s common knowledge that smokers have a much higher risk of heart disease than non-smokers. New research has uncovered more reasons why. more
Recipe: Coriander Prawns with Quinoa and Lime
This recipe’s amazing summer flavours come from a combination of garlic, chilli, lime juice, coriander, shallots and quinoa. Nutritionist Kate Freeman shares a perfect a guilt-free recipe with us. more
HRI Board Member receives National Award
Professor Len Kritharides, cardiologist, scientist and esteemed member of the Board of Governors at The Heart Research Institute, has won the Cardiac Society of New Zealand & Australia’s President’s Medal. more
Food for your Heart
Some of Mother Nature’s gastronomic gifts can help to lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. Guy Leech gives us some tips on how we can all eat more cleverly. more
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