Heart Research Center lecture: Deborah Sloboda, PhD – April 12

The OHSU Heart Research Center will be hosting Deborah Sloboda, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, for its 19th annual lecture. The lecture, “Nutrition, Reproduction and Lifelong Health,” is taking place Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 5 p.m. in the Vey Conference Center on the 11th floor of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Sloboda is an expert on the development of the fetus in the womb. She studies how prenatal and early childhood nutrition influences the reproductive health of young women. In her studies of the prenatal origins of reproductive problems and the onset of puberty in adolescent girls, Dr. Sloboda discovered that a girl’s age at puberty is linked to her mother’s prenatal diet. In this presentation she will explain how poor maternal nutrition increases the risk of early puberty, obesity and diabetes in adulthood. Learn how prenatal nutrition relates to heart health.

For more information information, call the Heart Research center at 503-494-2305 or email heart@ohsu.edu. Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Sloboda’s research.