Research for Healthy Living

Scientific and technological breakthroughs generated by NIH research have helped more people in the United States and all over the world live longer, healthier lives.  These advancements were achieved by making disease less deadly through effective interventions to prevent and treat illness and disability.

Obesity and Nutrition

Obesity puts people at risk for many health issues including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and certain types of cancer.


Over the past decades, scientists have made important strides toward helping people manage osteoarthritis.

Oral Health

NIH researchers consider the mouth an expansive living laboratory to understand infections, cancer, and even healthy development processes. 


Thanks to NIH research, we know a lot about the underlying causes of vision loss. 

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This page last reviewed on November 16, 2023