Dr Emma O’Donnell, Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University, will present the first public lecture of 2019 in January.
Recent studies are beginning to shed light on what has been a very topical subject since the early 2000s: does estrogen therapy improve or worsen cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women? In this talk, Emma will discuss the historical and current understanding of the cardiovascular effects of estrogen therapy and where we are heading next.
Emma O’Donnell graduated with a BSc (Hons) in exercise science from Brighton University before completing an MSc and PhD in exercise science at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Her research focuses on the cardiovascular health of women, with emphasis on the independent and combined effects of estrogen and exercise training on factors that regulate blood pressure, heart rate, and blood vessel function in young and middle-aged women.
She is also currently investigating sex-differences in the independent and combined effects of nutrient intake and exercise on the age-associated decline in cardiovascular health.
Thursday 24 January, 6pm
Room 1.39, NCSEM Building, Loughborough University (see campus map)
To reserve your seat, please email Alison Stanley