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NHLBI Obesity Research

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Population Studies

NHLBI-funded observational studies collect data on factors associated with the development of overweight and obesity as well as their the relation of overweight and obesity to heart disease and its risk factors, pulmonary diseases, and sleep disorders. The studies listed and briefly described below were initiated by NHLBI. The NHLBI also supports investigator-initiated observational studies funded through grants. To find a complete list of all grants that are funded by NHLBI, use the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT).

The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC)

The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) Transition Phase

The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study (CARDIA)

The Framingham Heart Study (FHS)

Healthy Communities Study: How Communities Shape Children's Health (HCS)

Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS) / Study of Latinos (SOL)

The Jackson Heart Study (JHS)

The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

The Strong Heart Study (SHS)

Last Updated February 2013


NIH Resources

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The Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research

Obesity Funding Opportunities

NIH Obesity Research Task Force

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NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT)


NHLBI Resources

General Funding and Research

Data and Specimen Repository

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