Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Lifestyle Intervention plus Metformin to Treat Frailty in Older Veterans with Obesity|
Dennis T. Villareal
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||Clinical Science R&D
|| October 2020 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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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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