More than half of overweight and obese adolescents have heart disease risk, CDC study says

May 22, 2012

Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.

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NIH grant builds on previous RWJF work by funding research to assess the impact of childhood obesity prevention efforts

April 3, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a team at Rutgers to follow a group of children for five years to determine the effectiveness of changes in the physical activity and the food environment on lowering rates of childhood obesity in five of New Jersey’s poorest cities.  The results from these studies will help […]

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NIH-funded studies tackling childhood obesity; NCCOR-supported program among efforts

September 9, 2010

NHLBI Office of Communications The National Institutes of Health is launching two major research efforts, totaling $72.5 million, to examine ways to curtail the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. One will study long-term approaches to prevent or treat childhood obesity, and the other will examine community efforts to reduce childhood obesity rates. “Childhood obesity is a […]

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