Dr. Natterson-Horowitz with orangutan                                                                                                      Credit: UCLA Health/Milo Mitchell


May 31, 2022

A paper published this month in PNAS Nexus shares findings from a recent study that examined a myriad of female health conditions found across the animal kingdom. This research provides insights into common common health issues–from infertility, menopause, and cardiovascular disease, to breast cancer, osteoporosis, and gestational hypertension.

The lead author, Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, is a professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and also an adjunct professor in UCLA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). She is a co-founder of EEB’s Evolutionary Medicine minor, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling book Zoobiquity.

Read more about this research and key findings in this UCLA Newsroom article: https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/studying-animal-evolution-to-advance-womens-health