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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Resistive Training Combined with Nutritional Therapy after Stroke
Principal Investigator:

Alice S. Ryan

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2015 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $68,672
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Background: Our VA research team has played a prominent role in documenting the significant skeletal muscle atrophy that accompanies chronic hemiparesis after disabling stroke. Muscle volume is reduced by 24% in paretic vs. non-paretic legs, having significant implications for strength, function, fitness, metabolism and general health. Our previous work establishes progressive, high-intensity resistive training (RT) as an effective rehabilitation str...

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