Severe lack of funding for heart disease research revealed

Urgent annual cash injection of £650m needed for cardiovascular conditions to match threat to nation’s health of cancer

A severe deficit has emerged in the funding of major health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and mental health, according to a new study calling for an urgent cash injection.

While an estimated £29 per person is invested in cancer research each year, only half as much is spent on neurological and mental health, and just £9 per person goes to cardiovascular disease research and development, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and health management consultancy CF.

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