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NHI holds first heart disease conference with NHLBI and establishes scientific control of the field.

January 1, 1950


Corporate Takeover of Nutrition
Heart Disease
Diet-Heart Hypothesis


NHI morphed over the years into the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) that exists today. And every step of the way, this new institute moved in concert with its close sibling, the AHA.

In 1950, for instance, the two jointly held the first national conference on heart disease, in Washington, DC.