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Approved Research

Distribution of fat-free mass and risk of mortality in general adult population and adults with comorbidities

Principal Investigator: Dr Ming Liu
Approved Research ID: 68655
Approval date: September 29th 2021

Lay summary

Aging, and a variety of disease states, are associated with change in quality, quantity and distribution of fat-free mass. In this study, we would like to investigate if distribution of fat-free mass is associated with risk of mortality. We plan to complete the study in 3 years. The study results could potentially improve mortality risk prediction in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, which would be highly informative with respect to setting of treatment target, choice of treatment plan, and surveillance.