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Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

Posted 28 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 – Experiencing high levels of mental stress at any point in life – even if only in childhood – may raise the risk for heart disease, stroke or diabetes in adulthood, a new study suggests. "The most striking and perhaps sobering finding in our study is that high levels of childhood distress predicted heightened adult disease risk, even when there was no evidence that these high levels of distress persisted into adulthood," said study author Ashley Winning, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. "Greater attention must be paid to psychological distress in childhood," Winning said. "It is an important issue in its own right and may also set up a trajectory of risk of poor health as people age." The findings were reported online Sept. 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers tracked ... Read more

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Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Posted 20 May 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 – The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests. Metabolic syndrome refers to having at least three health conditions – including a large waist size, high blood pressure, low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, high levels of blood fats called triglycerides, and impaired sugar metabolism – that can all work together to boost the odds of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In the new study, a team led by Dr. Michelle Schmiegelow at University Hospital Gentofte in Denmark looked at data from more than 14,000 American women, aged 50 to 79. All were taking part in a long-term national study. About 47 percent were white, 36 percent were black and 18 percent were Hispanic. Over 13 years of follow-up, about 1,100 of the women were ... Read more

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