Women Needed for Research Study

The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab in the department of kinesiology is seeking women volunteers, age 65 or younger, for an investigation of how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition.

If you have recently begun the menopausal transition, have not had period for 60 days or more but less than one year or have not had a period for more than 5 years, are not a regular exerciser, and do not have cardiovascular disease, you may qualify.

This study will provide volunteers with information on blood lipid levels, glucose levels, cardiovascular fitness, bone mineral density and body composition. Volunteers 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.

For information, email molecularcardiolab@gmail.com or call 577-0392.