CVD risk in adulthood is higher in female child abuse victims

11/13/2011 | International Business Times

Physically or sexually abused girls were twice as likely to develop cardiovascular conditions in later years, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's annual meeting. Researchers analyzed the health of 67,102 women and found that two-thirds of those who were sexually abused and about half of those who experienced physical abuse as teens developed cardiovascular disease in adulthood.

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