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Stress in new mothers causes lasting health risks, depending on race, ethnicity, poverty

African-American women undergo more physical “wear-and-tear” during the first year after giving birth than Latina and white women, a consequence that may have long-lasting health effects, according to a study of a diverse group of more than 2,400 low-income women.

The study in today’s (Friday, Dec. 14) American Journal of Perinatology involved women of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who were interviewed and evaluated at five different clinical sites in the United States.

In addition to insight into health risks facing new mothers, researchers united by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human…

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Effects of Stress Reduction on Carotid Atherosclerosis in Hypertensive African Americans

Background and Purpose—African Americans suffer disproportionately higher cardiovascular disease mortality rates than do whites. Psychosocial …
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Loyola Seeking African American Women In Proviso Township For Stress Study – village free press

Sunday, August 26, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Researchers at the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus in Maywood is seeking African American women in Proviso Township, particularly in Maywood, who would be willing to participate in a race-based stress reduction research study.

Researchers are looking for black women between the ages of 25 and 49 who have no history of heart attack or stroke, but at least one risk factor for heat disease or stroke, such as being overweight or having diabetes, high blood sugar, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease.

The study will “examine the effectiveness of an 8-week program in reducing stress in African American women,” according to a flyer circulated by Loyola.

Participants may receive up to $195…

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How does stress impact cardiovascular disease among African Americans? – Medical News Bulletin

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The effects of depression, anxiety, and stress on well-being are becoming apparent, with researchers finding links between negative emotional states and chronic diseases.

Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. To combat this growing problem, the American Heart Association devised seven targets called Life’s Simple 7 (LS7), which are designed to improve the cardiovascular health of Americans. This system targets four health behaviours (smoking, diet, physical activity, and body mass index) and three health factors (blood pressure, total cholesterol, and fasting plasma glucose, which is an indicator of diabetes). Each target has three score categories—ideal, intermediate, or poor—which can be used to gauge the state of…

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Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans


Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

The results suggest that primary care doctors, cardiologists and other health care providers should ask their patients about stress to help them identify ways to manage and improve health outcomes, said Dr. LaPrincess C. Brewer, lead author of the Mayo Clinic-led study.

“The simple act of recognition of stress in our patients speaks volumes to them,” said Brewer, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “[Talking about stress] also fosters a more genuine patient-physician relationship.”

In the study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association,…

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Correction to: Lifetime stress accelerates epigenetic aging in an urban, African American cohort: relevance of gluc…


Department of Translational Research in Psychiatry, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA


Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, USA


Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, USA


Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, USA


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA


Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, USA


Institute of Medical Psychology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany



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