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Aetna Foundation funding Boston University obesity research
Date:2/28/2011

The Aetna Foundation today announced significant funding in support of five research studies designed to deepen understanding of the root causes of the nation's well-documented obesity epidemic and drive viable solutions to the core problems. More than $1 million in funding will be granted in support of separate studies at New York University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University's CARE program.

Julie Palmer, Sc.D., from Boston University's School of Medicine (BUSM) Slone Epidemiology Center, will serve as Principal Investigator on the two-year $233,000 grant, which will focus on obesity in African- American women.

"While on its surface, the nation's obesity epidemic appears simple we consume too many calories and don't get enough exercise the issue is far more complex and the data available on what drives these unhealthy behaviors, particularly in urban, poor or minority communities, is scant," said Anne C. Beal, MD, MPH, president of the Aetna Foundation. "To help build the knowledge base and support development of effective policies that will foster healthier communities and a healthier nation, we are supporting these key research projects. These studies will consider issues such as the availability of broad food choices and the pricing of food, as well as the impact these factors have on individual food choices. The studies also will look at the role of our neighborhoods and the impact of what is or isn't in the 'built environment' where we live, work and play-- on population health and weight loss."

Details on the BUSM grant are as follows:

$233,000 to Boston University's School of Medicine Slone Epidemiology Center for a two-year study of factors that influence obesity among African-American women, including both individual and neighborhood-level factors, and the identification of the most effective small cha
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Contact: Jenny Eriksen
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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