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Violence begets illness

The more violence a woman experiences, the more physical illnesses […]

The more violence a woman experiences, the more physical illnesses she is likely to have later – without any medical connection between the illness and the violence. This finding comes from research in a cooperative study by NTNU, Akershus University Hospital and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

 

Researchers were surprised by the find, but believe that episodes of violence trigger stress hormones that weaken the body’s immune system.