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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Dietary fat effect on brain immune response and inflammation
Principal Investigator:

Tammy A Butterick

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $291,489
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans exhibit higher incidence of obesity than does the general US population. Dietary fats influence risk of developing peripheral metabolic diseases and cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Inflammation of the brain (neuroinflammation), a state associated with progressive neuronal loss, is known to be heightened in cognitive decline and obesity. While neuroinflammation normally increases with age, risk is greatly exacerbated by chronic consumption of diets high in saturated...

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