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NHLBI Obesity Research

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Conferences and Workshops

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute periodically sponsors meetings on the topic of obesity. Reports for these meetings briefly summarize the discussion and recommendations.

Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes, NHLBI Working Group, NIH, DHHS (2010)

NHLBI Working Group on Obesity and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), Executive Summary (2009)

Working Group Report on Future Research Directions in Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment (2007)

Preventing Weight Gain in Young Adults, NHLBI Working Group Report (2005)

Working Group on Competencies for Overweight and Obesity Identification, Prevention, and Treatment, NHLBI, NIH, DHHS (2005)

Predictors of Obesity, Weight Gain, Diet, and Physical Activity, Workshop Summary (2004)

Think Tank on Enhancing Obesity Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – Full Report (2004)

Last Updated March 2011


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