Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 26th, 2005
"Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality in women, few studies have examined the role of psychosocial factors in its development," said M.D. Sauro and colleagues, University of Massachusetts. "This study examined the moderating effects of sociotropic cognition (SC), a need for social acceptance and approval, on psychosocial stress-induced cardiovascular responsiveness (CVR) and affect reactivity in women."
According to the study, "Sixty-eight normotensive, college-aged females were randomly assigned to a...
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