Center for research on Cardiac Disease in Women: Research on Gender, Reproduction, and the Lungs - in one generation and across generations. Can we extrapolate this knowledge to the study of cardiovascular diseases?
Center for research on Cardiac Disease in Women: Professor Francisco Gómez Real will first present evidence on gender differences in respiratory health with focus on asthma and lung function, second, on the relationships between respiratory health and sex-hormone related events, and finally, gender specific associations between risk factors in parents and obesity and respiratory health on offspring. Can we extrapolate from this research to the research of cardiovascular diseases, not just in one generation but across generations?
The last few decades have brought increasing knowledge about the puzzling role of gender and reproductive factors in chronic health and disease, with a focus on not only cardiovascular disease, but on respiratory heath. The reproductive functions of women involve a close interplay between sex hormones, metabolic and immunologic factors to promote pregnancy, maintain the fetus and nourish the infant. The possibility of pregnancy creates differences in hormonal, metabolic and immunological profiles between women and men. The realization that asthma and lung function are related to sex and reproductive events, and the understanding that the interplay of hormonal, metabolic and immunological status also play a role in respiratory health, have led to a new paradigm in asthma epidemiology the last fifteen years. In addition, there are differences between the maternal and paternal lines in the transmission to offspring regarding risk of respiratory health and obesity.
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