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Completed Studies

The larger, completed obesity-related studies 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.

Girl’s Health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS)

Improved Measures of Diet and Physical Activity Program Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative (GEI)

NHLBI Growth and Health Study (NGHS)

Overweight and Obesity Control at Worksites


Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies Study (POUNDS LOST) Trial


Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG)

Weight Loss Maintenance Trial (WLM)

Last Updated January 2013

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