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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Sexual dimorphism, hepatic mitochondrial adaptations, and hepatic steatosis
Principal Investigator:

John P Thyfault

Location: Kansas City, MO
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $255,624
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and further liver injury, all major health issues for Veterans. Currently there are 1.6 million women Veterans, a number predicted to grow steadily making women's health issues a major concern going forward. Prior to menopause, women are protected against steatosis, but risk dramatically increases after loss of ovarian function and accumulating evidence shows that differences in...

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