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The CLER brings together expertise in population research ranging from maternal and child health, genetics and epigenetics, chronic diseases with a focus on the cardiovascular system, to aging outcomes such as maintenance of cognitive and physical performance and mobility with aging.
Bogalusa Heart Study research is featured prominently in the HBO documentary series called The Weight of the Nation. The series features National Institutes of Health research showing how obesity affects the country’s health and how interventions can turn the tide against obesity and its complications.
Bogalusa Daily News Story The Bogalusa Heart Study recently had its landmark 1,000th follow-up study participant, and doctors hope to hear from many more. The Bogalusa Heart Study began in 1973, as more than 12,000 children and adults in the Bogalusa area...
WWLTV.com Story BOGALUSA, La. - It was groundbreaking research here in Southeast Louisiana by Dr. Gerald Berenson of both LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane Medical Center. The Bogalusa Heart Study taught us, if your childhood weight was high, if you...
Original Article Tulane Global Health News Gerald Berenson, MD, and his team at the Bogalusa Heart Study have been collecting health data about childhood heart disease risk factors and their lifetime implications for 39 years, making it the longest running biracial health study in the world. The study has generated thousands of peer-reviewed articles and provided hands-on training for hundreds of medical and public health students.
NIH research featured in HBO documentary series on obesity The Weight of the Nation documentary series and public awareness campaign by HBO features National Institutes of Health research showing how obesity affects the country’s health and how interventions can turn the tide against obesity and its complications. The network, in consultation with NIH and other major health organizations, developed four documentaries focused on obesity.