Economic hardship and biological weathering: The epigenetics of aging in a U.S. sample of black women.

@article{Simons2016EconomicHA,
  title={Economic hardship and biological weathering: The epigenetics of aging in a U.S. sample of black women.},
  author={Ronald L. Simons and Man Kit Lei and Steven R H Beach and Robert A Philibert and Carolyn E. Cutrona and Frederick X. Gibbons and Ashley Brooke Barr},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={150},
  pages={192-200}
}
BACKGROUND Past research has linked low socio-economic status (SES) to inflammation, metabolic dysregulation, and various chronic and age-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and dementia. These studies suggest that the challenges and adversities associated with low SES may result in premature aging and increased risk of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE Building upon this research, the present study investigates various avenues whereby low income might… CONTINUE READING
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