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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.

Protein: The building blocks of the body

Protein: The building blocks of the body

Of all the macronutrients, protein is the one that hasn’t received much negative press. It’s loved by all. And for good reason. Protein is the building blocks of almost all our major body tissues – including the heart – and should be consumed daily for overall good health, growth and repair.

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Meet the team: Richard Tan

Meet the team: Richard Tan

“A career in research really gives you a sense of purpose and drive. While it can be a long and difficult path, every day you can feel satisfied that the work you do is for the greater good. And that in itself is one of the most rewarding experiences,” says Richard Tan, PhD candidate with the Applied Materials Group at HRI.

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Exercise: motivation gets you started, but routine keeps you going

Exercise: motivation gets you started, but routine keeps you going

The benefits of physical activity to your overall health and wellbeing are well-known, but it can be difficult to know how to get started if you don’t regularly exercise. Here we review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.

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Blood clot breakthrough a saviour for diabetics

Blood clot breakthrough a saviour for diabetics

A breakthrough by HRI scientists could soon protect tens of thousands of Australians with diabetes from killer heart disease and stroke.

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Cashew crusted chicken salad

Cashew crusted chicken salad
This quick salad is full of flavour, with lots of fresh, tasty vegetables and crispy chicken. It’s also a great source of healthy fats, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, zinc and magnesium.
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