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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX001813-01A1
Title: Multimodal Exercise and Weight Loss in Older Veterans with Dysmobility
Principal Investigator:

Leslie I. Katzel

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $30,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,128,384
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Background: Obesity is a major risk factor for mobility limitation in older adults. It is estimated that 11 million older adults have mobility disability and > 4 million older adults use walking assistive devices. Mobility disability results in decreased economy of gait, physical deconditioning and reduced peak aerobic capacity (VO2peak). Impaired economy of gait and decreased physiological reserve may lead to increased fatigue, reduced endurance, and ultimately contribute to reduced functional...



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