Megan Wenner, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences, is studying whether early changes in blood vessel function in middle-aged women may be a marker for future cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, accounting for about one in every five female deaths, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. While the overall mortality rates for heart disease have fallen over the past 20 years, there has been an increase in cardiovascular disease mortality rates for women ages 35 to 54. Read the full article here.