DATE: October 13, 2011
EXCERPT: "The female hormone estrogen is known to offer protection for the heart, but obesity may be taking away that edge in adolescent girls. New research from the University of California at Merced finds that although obesity does not help teens of either gender, it has a greater impact on girls’ blood pressure than it does on boys’." more
Presented by Rudy M. Ortiz at the 2011 American Physiological Society Conference: Physiology of Cardiovascular Disease: Gender Disparities meeting, 12-14 Oct 2011, Jackson, MS.