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Physical activity

As with our diet, it’s widely known that physical activity levels affect our health. Not only do activity levels impact on our energy balance – and thus weight – other …

Meet the expert: Professor David Leake

In this behind the scenes feature Professor David Leake discusses his role in the University of Reading teaching on a couple of the degree courses and researching atherosclerosis and cholesterol. …

Stress

In this video, Dr David Leake talks about stressful situations that correlate with the likelihood of chronic heart disease. You can download the Week 4 supplement, which contains additional images …

Obesity

In this video, Dr Oonagh Markey discusses the issue of body shape and size. She explains what obesity is, how we can measure it, and why it increases the risk …

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is needed for the normal functioning of the body. Dr David Leake explains the difference between bad cholesterol (LDL, or …

Diet (Part 2)

In this video, Dr Ditte Hobbs continues looking at the relationship between diet and cardiovascular disease by highlighting how salt, fat and sugars affect the body. You can download the …

Diet (Part 1)

It is widely known that diet affects our health. Not only does diet impact on our balance of energy – an imbalance leading to weight gain or loss – there …

Genetics (Part 2)

Dr Chris Jones continues to explore genetics as a non-modifiable risk factor by looking at some of the studies made in genome research that have helped us identify specific components …

Genetics (Part 1)

In this first video about genetics as a non-modifiable risk factor, Dr Chris Jones looks at how you are very likely to suffer the same cardiovascular problems that your family …

Age

In this video, Dr Chris Jones, Expert in the Genetics of Haemostasis and Thrombosis from the Biomedical Sciences department at University of Reading discusses how the non-modifiable risk factor of …

Co-morbidities

In this video Dr Chris Jones discusses how other medical conditions in the body (co-morbidities) affect the risk of cardiovascular disease. Although we may not be able to eliminate these …

Gender

In this video Dr Chris Jones from the School of Biological Sciences discusses gender as a non-modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and explains the difference between cause and correlation. …

Your guide to ECG

Do you have an ECG coming up? Watch this video to find out what to expect. You can find out more about ECG in Dr Sam Boateng’s video on Heart …