Monday, 30 January 2017

PhD Mid Candidature review - Alexander Rodríguez

Date: Monday 6 February 
Time: 2pm 
Venue: Surgery Seminar Room
Thesis title:Thesis title: The importance of musculoskeletal health in vascular ageing  
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
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Ebeling, Dr. David Scott
Panel Chair: Dr. Rebecca Lim
Independent assessors: A/Prof. Amanda Vincent, Dr. Morag Young

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