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Study has 1,000th follow up

Study has 1,000th follow up

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 were examined in school to determine their overall health. Many of those children were examined later in life as they began to age, allowing doctors to see the role that diet, exercise, smoking and other factors played in overall health and heart health. John Sumrall, who now serves as the marshal for the city of Bogalusa, was one of the...

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Landmark heart study in Bogalusa wants to find early participants

Landmark heart study in Bogalusa wants to find early participants

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 did not exercise and eat fruits and vegetables, and if your parents smoked, you were at risk for heart disease as an adult. Now the doctors want to find out even more. Dena Willis was just 11 years old when she was first examined in school for the Bogalusa Heart Study. LSUHSC, and then Tulane doctors, began in 1973 examining more than...

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BHS Charts Risk Factors in Child Health

BHS Charts Risk Factors in Child Health

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.

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Weight of the Nation

Weight of the Nation

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.

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