Childhood Sex Abuse Tied to Heart Risk - By Nathan Seppa

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Sun, 2011-11-13 11:06

ScienceNews.com
November 13, 2011

Childhood Sex Abuse Tied to Heart Risk - By Nathan Seppa

Women who report having had forced sex at a young age have an elevated risk of heart disease as adults. Some of the higher cardiac risk is traceable to behavioral and lifestyle factors, but much of it goes unexplained, researchers reported November 13 at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Nieca Goldberg, MD, is quoted.

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