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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Body Mass Index (BMI) Risk Zones and Variations in Obesity Detection in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Principal Investigator:

Dan Eisenberg

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $245,808
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background. Obesity is a chronic disease that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and is a national healthcare and public health concern. The prevalence of obesity is high among U.S. Veterans, with more than two-thirds being overweight or obese. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classify “overweight” and “obesity” as a body mass index (BMI) > 25 kg/m2 and > 30 kg/m2, respectively; as such, BMI assessment is an e...

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