The research in Vascular Medicine aims at understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms that govern the functional integrity of the vascular system, regenerative responses to injuries, and how these processes can be therapeutically modulated. We have learned many important things from investigating how life-style factors modulate or even govern our vascular health. Several clinical trials and basic science projects investigating the effects of e.g. dietary interventions using flavanols on vascular end points are on going. Furthermore, our research efforts aim at elucidating the interactions of the vascular system and the heart.