Vascular Function Across the Menopausal Transition Study

The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab at UMass Amherst is looking at 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 you with information on your blood lipid levels, glucose levels, cardiovascular fitness, bone mineral density, and body composition.

You will be asked to come to UMass Amherst 3 times for approximately 2-3 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 you are interested please contact: or 413-577-0392