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UK Receives Grant for Research on Obesity and Heart Disease

The University of Kentucky is awarded an $11.3 million federal grant to support research on two health issues plaguing the state: obesity and cardiovascular disease.
The University of Kentucky is awarded an $11.3 million federal grant to support research on two health issues plaguing the state: obesity and cardiovascular disease.

The award from the National Institutes of Health is one of the largest health grants ever made to the state's flagship university.

The research will focus partly on the influence obesity has on heart recovery after a heart attack.

UK researchers say cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death among people who are obese.
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