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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Sex Effects on the Neurobiology of Eating Behaviors in Veterans with Overweight/Obesity
Principal Investigator:

Kristina Legget

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $288,320
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The rate of obesity is particularly high in U.S. Veterans, conferring a substantial health burden. Eating behaviors are one possible target for obesity prevention and management. As such, understanding factors impacting eating behaviors in Veterans will be an important step as obesity rates continue to rise. A key obstacle in understanding these factors, however, is the current lack of understanding of sex-based differences in eating behaviors. Sex-based differences in eating behaviors are consi...

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