All students and staff are invited to attend Alexander's confirmation of candidature seminar:
Date: Wednesday 27 January 2016
Location: Medicine Seminar Room, Level 5, Block E, Monash Medical Centre
(Supervisors: Professor Peter Ebeling, Dr. David Scott)
Synopsis: Cardiovascular disease is a major disease burden particularly in the growing obese, older adult population. Cardiovascular risk may be more related to non-traditional risk factors such as vascular calcification and vascular stiffness. Bone loss occurs during ageing and this may promote vascular calcification and vascular stiffness. Muscle loss also occurs during ageing and can contribute to bone loss. Given that obese, older adults are commonly vitamin D deficient/insufficient and are likely to be physically inactive, we aimed to investigate if a combined exercise and vitamin D intervention can reverse muscle and bone loss and ultimately improve vascular health.