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Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Research

There is a need to enhance research efficiency for physical activity and sedentary behavior research by facilitating standardization of the definition of sedentary behavior; employing research strategies that support reliable, valid, and efficient ways to measure and analyze sedentary behaviors; supporting better approaches for data harmonization to promote comparability across studies; and facilitating the use of platforms ...more »

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Establishment of a Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) research program at NHLBI

NICHD has a human-animal interaction (HAI) research program dedicated to advancing knowledge of the health benefits and therapeutic uses of animals for children, but no comparable program exists for NIH research with adults. As many of the potential health benefits/therapeutic uses of companion animals relate directly to cardiovascular health (e.g., increased physical activity, reduced stress, reduced loneliness), NHLBI ...more »

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Prevention of Obesity

What are the behavioral factors that predispose to excessive weight gain and development of obesity? And, which intervention strategies can effectively prevent excessive weight gain and obesity? NHLBI, other NIH institutes and the society at-large have invested heavily in research and clinical practice aimed at treatment of obesity (i.e, weight loss in those who are already overweight). However, much less research ...more »

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Can transcutaneous carboxyhemoglobin measure endogenous heme oxygenase activity?

Non-invasive measurement of transcutaneous carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO) by CO-oximetry has been shown to reflect disease activity in asthma, allergic rhinitis, Staphylococcal pneumonia/sepsis and to correlate positively with lung function in cystic fibrosis. Given published studies of heme oxygenase activity in these diseases as a reflection of oxidant or inflammatory activity, does measurement of SpCO reflect endogenous ...more »

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Promoting Physical Activity in COPD

The GOLD guidelines recommend regular physical activity in all patients with stable COPD. How we operationalize this is completely unclear. We know pulmonary rehab works but few patients are referred and fewer participate. We also know physical activity, not just exercise, directly measured in the field is associated with COPD-specific outcomes such as acute exacerbations, hospitalizations and death. How do we bring ...more »

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