Fit as a Fiddle
Written by guest blogger Bridget Marshall.
On Wednesday evening, Dr. Kay Doyle of UML's Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences, presented "Know Your Heart: Cardiovascular Disease" to Honors Students in Eames Hall. More than a dozen students attended to learn more about heart health, including
genetic and lifestyle risk factors. There were healthy munchies, including veggies and fruit, and I'm pleased to report that they were all eaten, so all attendees are clearly on the path to better cardio health! In case you missed it, key takeaway advice:
---eat healthy (lots of fruits and veg!)
---if you have any medical conditions (hypertension, diabetes) stay on your medications and treatments
---know your risk factors: find out your HDL and LDL (cholesterol) levels!
---stop smoking (or don't start!)
---manage your stress
Professor Doyle introduced her talk with a big promotion of the UMass system. She earned her undergraduate degree at UMass-Amherst, followed by her MS in Biological Sciences and her PhD in Biochemistry both right here at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She has accumulated an impressive research profile, and reminded students that a UMass degree is of great value.
At the conclusion of her talk, we had the usual raffle for gift cards; we had two winners this week. Will you be our next winner? Come to the next Eames Lounge Honors Event, and you too can go home with a $20 gift card to your favorite local eatery. Up next: Professor Marlowe Miller (English) doing a hands-on workshop on April 18th, 6 - 8 pm, Eames Lounge. Please join us!