Effects of social stressors on cardiovascular reactivity in Black and White women.

@article{Lepore2006EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of social stressors on cardiovascular reactivity in Black and White women.},
  author={Stephen J Lepore and Tracey A. Revenson and Sarah L Weinberger and Peter Weston and Pasquale G. Frisina and Rommel Robertson and Minerva Mentor Portillo and Hollie L Jones and William P. Cross},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={120-7}
}
BACKGROUND Behavioral scientists have theorized that perceived racism in social interactions may account for some of the observed disparities in coronary heart disease between Black and White Americans. PURPOSE The objective was to examine whether racial stress influences cardiovascular reactivity, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. METHODS We measured cardiovascular responses in Black and White women (n = 80) as they talked about 3 hypothetical scenarios: (a) being accused of… CONTINUE READING
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