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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Diminished Sex Hormone Levels Stimulate Production of Inflammatory Bone Marrow-Derived Adipocytes
Principal Investigator:

Dwight J. Klemm

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $110,739
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Menopause is a normal occurrence in all women and a gradual process that begins in the 5th decade of life. Menopause is characterized by the loss of ovarian hormones that ultimately leads to a number of comorbidities including weight gain, redistribution of fat from hips, waist and buttocks to the abdomen, and decreased metabolic activity. Female US military veterans are the fastest growing patient population in the Veterans Administration Health Care system, and more than a third of those patie...

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