Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death. The researchers say their finding could provide the basis for drug therapie...
Researchers are reporting that a healthy lifestyle intervention program conducted at a group of black churches appears to lower blood pressure more effectively than a health education program alone.
Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not.
A new Food-PRICE study partly funded by NHLBI examined the health effects and cost-effectiveness of three policy interventions to incentivize healthier eating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
An NHLBI funded study found that more than 70 percent of high school students in the United States get less than 8 hours of sleep per night, falling short of the 8-10 hours they required for optimal health.
Researchers are reporting that with proper nutrition guidance it is safe and feasible to restrict weight gain in obese and overweight pregnant women.
Researchers are reporting a high prevalence of sleep apnea in a large population of African-Americans but note that the majority, nearly 95 percent, were undiagnosed and untreated.
Researchers are reporting new insights into the genetic and cellular changes associated with the development of nasal polyps, soft outgrowths that can appear in the nasal passages and sinuses and cause breathing problems and infections.
Researchers are reporting new evidence that surgery to prevent abnormal acid reflux appears promising for slowing the progress of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an incurable disease that causes scarring of the lungs and often results in death from respiratory failure.
Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness—including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships— get transmitted to humans through membrane-cloaked “virus clusters” that exacerbate the spread and severity of disease.
During the longest and largest obesity prevention study of its kind, young children and their families in poor communities made some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes, but the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity, researchers say.