Do US Black Women Experience Stress-Related Accelerated Biological Aging?

@article{Geronimus2010DoUB,
  title={Do US Black Women Experience Stress-Related Accelerated Biological Aging?},
  author={A. Geronimus and M. Hicken and J. Pearson and Sarah Seashols and K. Brown and T. D. Cruz},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={19-38}
}
We hypothesize that black women experience accelerated biological aging in response to repeated or prolonged adaptation to subjective and objective stressors. Drawing on stress physiology and ethnographic, social science, and public health literature, we lay out the rationale for this hypothesis. We also perform a first population-based test of its plausibility, focusing on telomere length, a biomeasure of aging that may be shortened by stressors. Analyzing data from the Study of Women’s Health… Expand

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