Childhood sexual abuse linked to early sign of atherosclerosis

July 18, 2014 7:09 AM

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Childhood sexual abuse linked to early sign of atherosclerosis

Friday 18 July 2014 - 12am PST

A new study published in Stroke - a journal of the American Heart Association - finds that women who were sexually abused in childhood may be more likely to have higher thickening of the inner lining of the arteries in middle age - an early indication of atherosclerosis.

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