Health for Women

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Exclusion of Black and Hispanic women from health studies masked racial disparities on menopausal aging

New research from Michigan Public Health

New research led by University of Michigan School of Public Health reveals that participant selection bias in women's health studies may obscure earlier onset menopause among Black and Hispanic women. The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, highlights the failure to consider weathering—a framework that recognizes the impact of chronic stress and social influences on oppressed populations—as a factor.

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Biases in cardiometabolic research put minority women's lives at risk

New research from Michigan Public Health

Biases in heart disease and metabolic disorder – also known as cardiometabolic – studies are putting the lives of midlife Black and Hispanic women in jeopardy. These women are experiencing cardiometabolic risks five to 11 years earlier than White women, but studies designed to gauge these differences often underestimate the disparity, according to new research from the University of Michigan.