Posted on September 25, 2018 by Sydney Tancowny

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Augustana Department of Science Professor, Neil Haave  Usually, Halloween is reserved for ghosts and ghouls, vampires and werewolves, and other fantastical creatures of the night. But what about those real-life terrors, disease that preys on your arteries and organs and overall health and wellness? Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease …

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Augustana Department of Science Professor, Neil Haave 

Usually, Halloween is reserved for ghosts and ghouls, vampires and werewolves, and other fantastical creatures of the night. But what about those real-life terrors, disease that preys on your arteries and organs and overall health and wellness? Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease of the arterial wall, is a major cause of death by cardiac arrest and stroke, exacerbated by smoking, high blood pressure, and stress, among other factors. One well-established risk factor for atherosclerosis is cholesterol—a tricky hobgoblin of sorts because though too much of it is harmful, without it, we would die. This Lunch & Learn will provide details on how cholesterol works in our bodies, discuss how the disease process works and will consider how current drug therapies are able to lessen the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Wednesday, October 31 – 12:00 pm

Roger Epp Room, Augustana Campus

Register with Deb at augalum@ualberta.ca | 780.679.1626

This is a FREE event

$5 lunch available upon registration. Students EAT FREE but must register, compliments of the Augustana Alumni Office.



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