Study: Chronic Stress Caused by Racial Discrimination is Accelerating Biological Aging in Black Women

March 12, 2024


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According to research led by Edward Ruiz-Narvaez, a researcher from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, African American women who experience higher levels of perceived racial discrimination in everyday life have accelerated levels of biological aging. Ruiz-Narvaez examined the association between interpersonal racism and the regulation of gene expression.

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