NIH-funded studies aim to prevent, treat childhood obesity

“Childhood obesity is a major public health concern. If we don’t curb this widespread problem, our country will see a substantial increase in cardiovascular disease and other health issues in the years ahead,” said Susan B. Shurin, M.D., acting director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the lead sponsor for both programs. “Childhood is the optimal time to encourage healthy habits that kids can practice the rest of their lives.”

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“Happy” or “Positive” People Observed to Have Fewer Heart Attacks, Data Show Positive Emotions May Help Protect Against Heart Disease

Karina Davidson, Ph.D., Director, Intervention Research Behavioral Cardiovascular Health & Hypertension Program. NEW YORK (Feb. 18, 2010) – Columbia University

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