Reporter 461, 12 February 2001
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The British Heart Foundation Family Heart Study

Fact Sheet

What is the BHF Family Heart Study?

Why is there a Family Heart Study?

How can people get involved with the BHF Family Heart Study?

What happens once you get involved?

Why is it important for people to get involved?

If heart disease is caused by genetic factors does this mean that there is nothing that people can do themselves to avoid heart disease?

Background

For more information, case studies or interviews about the BHF Family Heart Study please contact Jessica Rowntree or Sophi Nauman at GBC Consumer on 0208 322 1922 or email

Jessicar@gbc.co.uk or sophin@gbc.co.uk