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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Gulf War Veterans' Illness: Symptom Chronicity via Interactions of Diet andLifestyle Risk Factors with the Gut Microbiome
Principal Investigator:

Donald M. Kuhn

Location: Allen Park, MI
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $255,823
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (GWVI) presents as a complex constellation of diverse symptoms that have persisted in Gulf War Veterans more than 25 years after their deployment to the Gulf region. This set of symptoms is so broad, it baffles diagnostic criteria and as a result, consideration of GWVI as a bona fide illness has progressed slowly from denial of its existence to the use of such terms as “unexplained illnesses” (used by the VA) and “multisymptom illness”. The m...

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