Health Rewind: Does Racism Age Black Men Faster?

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Experiencing Racism Makes African-American Older

Researchers found that Black men who experienced and internalized more racism had shorter telomere length (found in our DNA), which can age people faster. Shorter telomere length is also associated with increased risk of premature death, diabetes, dementia, stroke and heart disease. However, those who had a more Pro-Black attitude had normal length telomeres, says MedicalXpress.Com

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