Obesity and Overweight: NICHD Research Goals

NICHD goals related to overweight and obesity cover a broad range of areas, including:

  • Preventing obesity through a better understanding of the genetic, molecular, and organ-system factors related to adiposity
  • Exploring social and psychological antecedents of behaviors related to nutrition and physical activity
  • Understanding the role of obesity in pregnancy and perinatal health
  • Promoting the health of particular populations that are at increased risk for obesity
  • Creating and testing interventions for various settings, such as in homes, schools, community centers, and camps
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