A Racial Gap in Physical Stress Biomarkers of Mothers One Year After They Give Birth

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A new study from researchers at a large number of universities has found that African-American women undergo more physical “wear-and-tear” during the first year after giving birth than Latina and White women. “All mothers are affected by stress, but low-income women and especially African-American and Hispanic women have more adverse health-risk profiles during their children’s first years of life,” said Sharon Landesman Ramey, a professor and distinguished research scholar at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Med...

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