EVMS grant to study obesity's link to disease 

Eastern Virginia Medical School has received a $1.8 million grant to research the link between obesity and chronic diseases.

The 5-year grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Obesity triples the risk of heart attack and nearly 80 percent of those who develop Type 2 diabetes develop heart disease.

The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/y7pTBu ) that the grant supports a multidisciplinary study on how to thwart chronic inflammation, which scientists believe triggers disease in people who are overweight.

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