website presents information about NIH-supported research to facilitate
progress towards obesity prevention and treatment. Through its
research mission, the NIH seeks to identify genetic, behavioral,
and environmental causes of obesity; to understand how obesity
leads to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other serious
health problems; and to build on basic and clinical research findings
to develop and study innovative prevention and treatment strategies.
The NIH, other federal agencies and public and private organizations
will all play important roles in reducing the epidemic of obesity
in the U.S.