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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - a leading cause of death in Canada. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

Fat: The good, the bad and the tasty

Fat: The good, the bad and the tasty

Due to the popular low-fat diets of the 80s and 90s, combined with the even more popular high-fat diets of the 2000s, many people are confused by this hotly debated nutrient: fat. We clear up the confusion.

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HRI: A modern workplace for collaboration

HRI: A modern workplace for collaboration
The Heart Research Institute is proud to be featured at Microsoft Inspire 2018 as an organisation that has digitally transformed into a modern workplace, enabling it to stay at the leading edge of cardiovascular research.
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Meet the team: Dr Melissa Farnham

Meet the team: Dr Melissa Farnham

Born and raised in Nevada, USA, Dr Melissa Farnham originally had no interest in research. Now Unit Leader of the High Blood Pressure Group at HRI, and balancing the challenges of family and work, she couldn’t imagine any other career path.

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Cumin and sweet potato soup

Cumin and sweet potato soup
Cumin has been used medicinally in many parts of the world for years, and research has shown that it may have a positive health effect on cholesterol levels and people with diabetes. So this simple yet delicious cumin and sweet potato soup recipe could really make your mealtimes a winner!
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Health check: Should you weigh yourself regularly?

Health check: Should you weigh yourself regularly?
Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, so getting to a healthier weight by eating well and exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do for your long-term health. But is it helpful to weigh yourself regularly to check your progress? And if so, how often should you do it?
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