Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Mechanisms linking obesity and abdominal aortic aneurysm|
Lisa R Tannock
|Congressional District Code:
||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| July 2019 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Obesity has emerged as a risk factor for human and angiotensin II (AngII)-induced abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Obesity is highly prevalent in Veterans; the Veteran population also has high prevalence of other risk factors for AAAs (male sex, smoking, hypertension). To date, no single therapy has proven effective to blunt progressive growth of AAAs, likely due to diverse etiologies underlying AAAs in the human population. Thus, therapies must be individualized to target the relevant risk fac...
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