Tuesday Feb 13, 2024

Female reproductive history and COPD risk, with Prof. Gita Mishra

What impact do reproductive events, like menarche, miscarriage or menopause have on female lung health? Prof. Gita Mishra (1) joins Thorax host Dr. Kate Diomede to discuss this question. They consider how recurrent fertility issues can point to an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease later in life, and how variance in oestrogen levels throughout the lifespan affect lung development. The conversation is centred around the recently-published study, "Female Reproductive Histories and the Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" (https://doi.org/10.1136/thorax-2023-220388).

(1) School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Australia

Relevant links:

A Life Course Approach to Women's Health (2nd ed):

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