Racial discrimination is associated with a measure of red blood cell oxidative stress: a potential pathway for racial health disparities.

@article{Szanton2012RacialDI,
  title={Racial discrimination is associated with a measure of red blood cell oxidative stress: a potential pathway for racial health disparities.},
  author={Sarah L Szanton and Joseph Moses Rifkind and Joy G. Mohanty and Edgar R Iii Miller and Roland James Thorpe and Eneka Nagababu and Elissa S Epel and Alan B. Zonderman and Michele K Evans},
  journal={International journal of behavioral medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={489-95}
}
BACKGROUND There are racial health disparities in many conditions for which oxidative stress is hypothesized to be a precursor. These include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and premature aging. Small clinical studies suggest that psychological stress may increase oxidative stress. However, confirmation of this association in epidemiological studies has been limited by homogenous populations and unmeasured potential confounders. PURPOSE We tested the cross-sectional association between self… CONTINUE READING
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