Conférence : The impact of estrogen status on energy expenditure and brown fat activity

jeudi 04 avril 2019 | Activités

Organisée en collaboration avec l’axe Diabète, obésité et complications cardiovasculaires

Conférencier : Edward L. Melanson, Ph. D.

Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes/Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus


4 avril 2019, 12 h


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Résumé | The decline in gonadal function during mid-life in women is associated with an increased risk of weight gain and chronic disease risk. However, the mechanisms via which the decline in gonadal function increases the risk for chronic disease is not well understood. In collaboration with Dr. Wendy Kohrt, Dr. Melanson has been studying the effects of ovarian hormone suppression on energy expenditure and physical activity in pre-menopausal women for more than 10 years. Using a pharmacological approach, they have demonstrated that suppressing ovarian hormone increases visceral adiposity and decreases energy expenditure and physical activity, and that these effects are attenuated or prevented with estrogen add back. Currently, Dr. Melanson is studying the potential effect of endogenous female sex steroids on brown fat activity, and how this might impact whole body energy expenditure. In this talk, Dr. Melanson will present an overview of the state of the science relating to studies of gonadal function, obesity, and energy metabolism, and discuss a potential role for sex steroids.

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