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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Principal Investigator:

Anne S Henkel

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $88,243
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, is rapidly becoming a major public health crisis in the United States paralleling the epidemic of obesity and diabetes. It has been speculated that the burden of NAFLD among the Veteran population is poised to exceed that of the general US population. The number of Veterans diagnosed with NAFLD increased nearly 3-fold from 2003 to 2011 with the steepest rise among Veterans under 45 years of age. Furthe...

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