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Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Mexican women who experience violence as adults may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes, a new study suggests.

The findings add to growing evidence that exposure to violence is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease — an outcome researchers […]

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Hispanic, multicultural, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

Violence victims more likely to have blood vessel disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mexican women who experienced physical violence as adults were more likely to have clogged neck arteries, increasing the risk for stroke, researchers reported Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Violence against women is a global problem, with a third of women worldwide […]

March 3rd, 2016|Categories: multicultural, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Violence victims more likely to have blood vessel disease

Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness – thickening of […]