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Indices for Accelerated Aging in Obesity and Diabetes

Dr. Felicia Griffin

In collaboration with Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Action for Health in Diabetes Extension Study Biostatistics Research Center, Dr. Felicia Griffin’s project Indices for Accelerated Aging in Obesity and Diabetes: A Diversity Supplement to the look AHEAD Study is an observational cohort study following 4,000 participants with new assessments of the health problems of greatest concern in older, obese individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. The project addresses important public health priorities for a rapidly growing under-studied segment of the US population in a cost-effective manner.  

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