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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Role of Ghrelin and the GHSR-1a receptor in Sarcopenic Obesity
Principal Investigator:

Jose M. Garcia

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Sarcopenia, a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength associated with aging, is present in 25% of older individuals. Obesity is also very common in this age group and both conditions lead to increased disability, morbidity and mortality. Their combination is termed sarcopenic obesity and is associated with the highest risks of disability, mortality and increased healthcare costs. Despite its relevance, treatments for sarcopenic obesity are not available and the molecular mechanisms leading...

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