Dr Stephanie Simonds

Institute: Monash University
Category: Biomedical
Current Project

Cardiovascular diseases in obesity

The research proposed in this application will investigate the mechanism behind the cause of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases in obesity.

Dr Stephanie Simonds recently established that the fat produced hormone leptin, which is increased in obesity acts in the Dorso Medial Hypothalamic region of the brain to increase blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.


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