Symposium — Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM — , Room W192C
Sex/Gender Research Interest Group — Chair: Georgios Kararigas — Co-Chair: Heddwen Brooks
The risk for heart disease is six times higher for women with diabetes than those without. Furthermore, in people with diabetes, heart attacks are more often fatal for women than they are for men. This symposium will highlight recent sex differences studies that cover aspects of the metabolic syndrome that lead to diabetes. The protective role of estrogen on beta cell function (Jarvis), the role of menopause in accelerating liver fibrosis and metabolic liver dysfunction (Suzuki), combined with studies examining changes in sympathetic activity with obesity (V. Brooks) and blood pressure control (Hart).