Sex Differences and Vascular Reactivity to Mental Stress

Do men and women handle mental stress differently? What role do sex differences play in the transduction of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) into vascular tone during stress? Associate Editor Irving Zucker explores the recent work by Yang et al in our new podcast interview with lead author Jason Carter (Michigan Technological University) and expert Nisha Charkoudian (U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine) in a stimulating conversation germane to the wave of research on sex differences in cardiovascular science. Listen now.

Huan Yang, Thomas Drummer, and Jason R. Carter Sex differences in sympathetic neural and limb vascular reactivity to mental stress in humans Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published online November 30, 2012, doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00688.2012.

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