Navigation Links
Women Growing Up In Poverty At Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

Women with disadvantaged childhoods are more likely to have a heart problem later in life compared to men, says a study.

Researchers led by Jenifer Hamil-Luker, a post-doctoral fellow in sociology at Duke University, looked at data of nearly 10,000 people // born between 1931 and 1941, reports public service newswire AScribe.

The data includes information on the participants' physical, mental, social and financial well-being going back to childhood.

They looked specifically at the risk of heart attack because the link between childhood poverty and cardiovascular disease in later life is particularly strong, and because heart attacks are so common.

Heart attacks and cardiovascular disease have been the leading cause of death among American men and women since 1919.

They found that women who grew up in poor homes were 15 percent more likely to have had a heart attack in their 50s than their counterparts who did not experience such disadvantages. The study found no such link for men.

In addition, women who grew up without a father were 12 percent more likely to have had a heart attack in their 50s; men who grew up in fatherless homes did not have an increased risk of heart attack.

Now that the link is established, Hamil-Luker said, more study is needed to better understand why men and women react differently to disadvantages in childhood, and the mechanism by which socio-economic environment and genetic predisposition interact to influence health.

source:(IANS)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
2. Women find difficulty in calling it Quits
3. Women recognise faces better
4. Women more susceptible to brain damage from ecstasy
5. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
6. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
7. Risk for Pregnant Women
8. Womens strong sense of smell
9. Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity
10. Women benefit from consuming fish
11. Women are at risk with raised cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended charity ... a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since birth with several ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, ... March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... and Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus ... sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... IRVING, Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   ... industry with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, ... industry news and information. The Newsroom is ... chain and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, ... Besides having access to a wealth of resources at ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and ... October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the ... certain health insurance regulations. ... time to get a flu shot is by the end of October, ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, ... call on that day with the investment community and ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. ... access a live webcast of the conference call through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: