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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Vitamin D and Developmental Origins of Insulin Resistance
Principal Investigator:

Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi

Location: St Louis, MO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Abstract Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Nearly one in four veterans have T2DM and this prevalence is estimated to increase to 36% by 2025. Lifestyle interventions aiming at weight loss are successful at reducing risk of diabetes but long-term weight-maintenance strategies have been found to be unsustainable. More interestingly, substantial diabetes risk (~40-50%) remains even after successful weight loss, suggesting that other determinants play a r...

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