Monday, July 25, 2011

Stress and racial disparities in health

A new study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) show that African Americans and U.S-born Hispanics have higher levels of stress than whites and foreign-born Hispanics. Multiple stressors correlate with poor physical/mental health, with financial & relationship stressors exhibiting the largest and most consistent effects.

The researchers believe that this stress helps to explain why these groups often have poorer health than whites.

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