NIH News Release
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE
Tuesday, Octomber 26, 1999
1:00 p.m. EST
Contact:
NHLBI Communications Office
(301) 496-4236

Note to Reporters/Editors:
Three NHLBI Studies reported in the JAMA Obesity Issue

The October 27, 1999, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) spotlights the health risks of obesity, a major risk factor for heart disease. About 97 million American adults–55 percent of the population–are now overweight or obese. The JAMA issue includes three articles on research supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

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