There is a new documentary on HBO that seems to be causing a stir. It's The Weight of the Nation, a four-part documentary focusing on the obesity problem in the U.S. The first part of the documentary mentioned the Bogalusa Heart Study, which aimed to determine the natural history of atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and hypertension in children and adults from birth to the age of 40.
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Weight of the Nation, CDC
Weight of the Nation, HBO
You can read more about the study here...
Bogalusa Heart Study, ClinicalTrials.gov
History of the Bogalusa Heart Study, Tulane University Medical School
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