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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Enhanced Protein Intake During Obesity Reduction in Older Male Veterans: Differences in Physical Function and Muscle Quality Responses by Race
Principal Investigator:

Connie W. Bales

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $357,664
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary: The negative impact of obesity on physical function in older adults is largely unrecognized, yet close to 40% of older adults in the U.S. are obese and almost all have reduced physical function due to excess body fat plus age-related decline in muscle mass/strength (sarcopenia). Obesity is especially common in older African Americans, who as a result face greater functional decline and higher rates of Type 2 diabetes than whites. Obesity treatment can improve function and muscle...

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