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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Lifestyle Intervention plus Metformin to Treat Frailty in Older Veterans with Obesity
Principal Investigator:

Dennis T. Villareal

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $147,085
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The continuing increase in prevalence of obesity in older adults has become a major health concern. In older adults, obesity not only causes serious medical problems, but it also exacerbates the age-related decline in physical function, which causes frailty, impairs quality of life, and increases nursing home admissions. Thus, failure to help obese older patients in managing weight increases future demand for chronic health care services. We reported not only that frailty is common in obese olde...

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