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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Roles of Sphingolipids in the Pathophysiology of Obesity and Diabetes
Principal Investigator:

Lauren Ashley Cowart

Location: Richmond, VA
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $175,936
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The rise in obesity has led to increased prevalence of metabolic disease including diabetes, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease, and others. Veterans suffer from these diseases at a disproportional rate relative to the general population. Additionally, obesity and diabetes are strongly linked with post-traumatic stress disorder, which, based on recent research is now actually considered predictive of diabetes. Scientists now posture that obesity per se is not deleterious to health, but...

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