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Trauma’s Toll on a Woman’s Heart

Trauma may be more than psychologically damaging for women: New research suggests it also could boost their chances of heart trouble. Close to 300 nonsmoking women who were approaching or were past menopause were analyzed in the new study. They were asked about their life history of traumatic experiences such as sexual harassment, death of a child, being in a car crash, surviving a natural disaster, or being beaten or mugged. Women who reported three or more traumatic experiences had poorer function of the inner lining of the heart and…

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