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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Hormonal control of NASH development and progression
Principal Investigator:

Rhonda D. Kineman

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


SUMMARY/ABSTRACT Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a spectrum of pathologies ranging from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH – steatosis with hepatocellular injury) with or without fibrosis. NAFLD is prevalent in obese and diabetic patients, and represents an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality. Within the VA patient population, the prevalence of obesity/diabetes/NASH is higher than in the general population and represents a ma...

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