Sexual harassment, assault increases odds of high blood pressure in women

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Experts say this type of trauma can increase stress within the body, resulting in a rise in blood pressure. Photo:: Pexels

(Eileen Bailey/ Healthline) Women who experience sexual violence or workplace sexual harassment are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure than women with no such trauma.

That’s according to the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers used the Nurse’s Health Study to look for a connection between sexual violence or sexual harassment in the workplace and high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. (…)

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