Supported Research

Metabolic alterations in glucose utilization and carnitine biosynthesis impact nutritional status in individuals with FA

2019 | | Research Grant

Amount Funded: $292,405

Persons with FA, as well as their family members, voice concern about being underweight and unable to build muscle mass. These concerns have an obvious physical impact, not only on the person's appearance to others and themselves and the negative impact on immune function and host defense but also have an equally important effect on the emotional well-being of an individual with a chronic medical condition. The results obtained from the proposed study could not only lead to treatment options to combat low BMI and muscle mass but could also have a significant positive impact on the way in which this rare disease population feels about themselves emotionally.

Researchers: Adam Nelson, Lindsey Romick-Rosendale