Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Design and Application of Custom Waveforms to Restore and Control Satiety|
|Congressional District Code:
|| October 2017 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Rationale: By 2014, 22 states had an obesity rate ≥30% and none <20%. Costs due to obesity are estimated at $190B/yr. 72% of Veterans are overweight (45%) or obese (27%), of which 66% have hypertension and 31% have diabetes, the two most common comorbidities associated with obesity. Researchers use vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) to treat a number of conditions, including obesity. The vagal nerve is the parasympathetic branch of stomach innervation whereas the lesser-studied splanchnic nerve provi...
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