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NHLBI Obesity Research

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Clinical Trials

The larger, ongoing clinical trials and programs funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are listed below, along with brief descriptions of each. Some of the obesity-related studies were initiated by NHLBI as contracts or grants whereas others were investigator-initiated and funded through cooperative agreement mechanisms.

To find a complete list of all grants that are funded by NHLBI, use the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT).

Childhood Obesity Prevention & Treatment Research Consortium

Early Adult Reduction of weight through LifestYle intervention (EARLY) Trials

Obesity Related Behavioral Intervention Trials (ORBIT)

Study of Novel Approaches for Prevention (SNAP)

Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes

Last Updated January 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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