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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Adipose stem cells niche in obesity
Principal Investigator:

Niketa A. Patel

Location: Tampa, FL
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $82,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Obesity continues to escalate as a significant public health problem and as the leading preventable cause of death. One third of adult population in US is obese (CDC's BRFSS, 2015). Alarmingly, 78% of the veteran population is obese, a notably higher percent compared to general population. With over 9.2 million beneficiaries, the cost of obesity and its related diseases exceeds $1.7 billion annually for the VA (18). With this significant rising epidemic, obesity has become one of the major healt...

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