Active Women Needed for Research Study on Heart Disease Risk

The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory is looking at how heart disease risk changes with menopause. The lab is seeking volunteers who are 65 years old or younger. If you have been exercising regularly for the past two years and you do not have cardiovascular disease, you may qualify.

This study will provide you with information on your blood lipid levels, glucose levels, cardiovascular fitness, bone mineral density, and body composition. You may also win a $50 gift card to a local business, a gym membership or personal training sessions.

You will be asked to come to campus three times for approximately 1-3 hours per visit. During the study you will be asked to complete studies of blood vessel health using an ultrasound and Doppler machine and to undergo blood draws at rest and before and after exercise. You will complete a maximal exercise test and an acute bout of exercise.

If interested, contact: molecularcardiolab@gmail.com or 413/577-0392