A Study of the Effects of Menopause and Exercise on Blood Flow in Healthy Women
About this study
The purpose of this study is to see if age, sex hormones and regular exercise impact blood flow in healthy women.
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.See eligibility criteria
- young premenopausal women ages of 18 and 35 years old or non-surgically induced post-menopausal women ages 45-75
- premenopausal subjects will undergo a urine pregnancy test, must be negative to participate
- Any history or evidence of hepatic, renal, or hematological disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Stroke/neurovascular disease
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Lung disease, or arthritis affecting ability to exercise
- A body mass index >30 kg/m2
- If taking medication that alters autonomic or vascular function (e.g., tricyclic antidepressants, α-blockers, β-blockers, etc.)
- Subjects who are breastfeeding will be excluded.
Participating Mayo Clinic locations
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Mayo Clinic principal investigator
Michael Joyner, M.D.
Closed for enrollment