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Funding News - Diet Composition and Energy Balance

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NINDS invites grant applications for research on diet composition and energy balance. This announcement is made together with 8 other NIH components.

The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically in the United States. More than 66 percent of the U.S. population is overweight.  Environmental changes over the past two decades have increased sedentary behaviors, decreased physical activity, and increased consumption of more energy-dense foods and larger portion sizes.  Although an imbalance in energy consumption and expenditure promotes inappropriate weight gain, the relative contributions of each to the growing obesity problem remain in dispute.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Merrill Mitler, Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-9964; email:  For a more detailed description of this program announcement, visit