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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Design and Application of Custom Waveforms to Restore and Control Satiety
Principal Investigator:

Matthew Schiefer

Location: Gainesville, FL
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $149,309
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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