Paper- Restricted to Campus Access
Obesity has been linked to many cardiovascular disorders such as heart disease and diabetes. The development of obesity predominantly derives from a sedentary lifestyle and a high-fat diet (HFD). Cardiovascular disorders have also been observed throughout pregnancy for it is a common stressor on the heart. Previous work in this lab investigated short-term and long-term effects of high-fat diet on the cardiac physiology of female mice. In this study, we strive to understand the combined effect of obesity and pregnancy on the cardiac structure and function in mice.
Goldsby, Alex, "Combined Effects of Obesity and Pregnancy on Cardiac Function of C57BL/6 Female Mice" (2022). Biology Summer Fellows. 92.
Available to Ursinus community only.