Women’s research center at CU medical center focuses on heart-related issues

AURORA, Colo. — With more than 2 million postmenopausal woman in America suffering from heart failure, and heart disease is the #1 killer of women, it was shocking to Dr. Judy Regensteiner to learn that only 24% of participants in all heart-related studies are women.

“I was excited that the school allowed us to set up a center to get data for care providers,” said Regensteiner. “Now we will have research information about how to help women and give the best advice to women about both heart disease and diabetes.”

The work done by the center aims to answer questions about why heart disease in men is different from symptoms women suffer from.

The center over the past five years has been working with a National Institute of Health grant. They also get support from the community and are hosting the 8th annual community luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. September 5 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

The guest speaker will be Alice Waters, who will talk about nutrition. 700 are expected to attend the talk to be given by the woman who helped the First Lady put in the White House roof garden.