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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Measuring the Longitudinal Relationshipsbetween Obesity, Weight Management Intervention, and Medical Expenditure
Principal Investigator:

Matthew L. Maciejewski

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: June 2019 - May 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $239,610
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The prevalence of obesity among adults is stabilizing after decades of unrelenting increases and about 68% of Veterans are considered either overweight or obese. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the US and is associated with a wide range of diseases, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, and osteoarthritis. These clinical risks lead obese patients to incur disproportionately high health expenditures. In 2008, annual health expenditure...

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