Women Sought for Study of Heart Disease Risk and Menopause

The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab is seeking women to participate in a study looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition.

Women who 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 five years, and are not regular exercisers, and do not have cardiovascular disease, may qualify.

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

Participants will be asked to come to campus three times for approximately 2-3 hours per visit. During the study they 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. Participants will complete a maximal exercise test and an acute bout of exercise.

For information, contact the lab at molecularcardiolab@gmail.com or 577-0392.