Body temperature is known to vary with environmental conditions, physical activity, and illness. There is also some suggestion that body temperature is higher in women than men, and higher in blacks than whites. This study was undertaken to determine if previously described differences in body temperature found in relatively uncontrolled settings associated with gender and race can be reproduced under carefully controlled conditions. Temperature was measured orally with calibrated mercury-in-glass thermometers in 92 healthy community-dwelling volunteers aged 64 years and older.
White Mass Shooters Are Treated More Sympathetically by the Media
Telomeres, Age, and Health
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We hypothesize that black women experience accelerated biological aging in response to repeated or prolonged adaptation to subjective and objective stressors. Drawing on stress physiology and ethnographic, social science, and public health literature, we lay out the rationale for this hypothesis. We also perform a first population-based test of its plausibility, focusing on telomere length, a biomeasure of aging that may be shortened by stressors. Data limitations preclude assessing objective stressors and also result in imprecise estimates, limiting our ability to draw firm inferences.
It specifically looks at 7, Americans—89 percent white, 11 percent black—who underwent physical exams and completed lifestyle surveys between and Hispanics and Asians were excluded from the study. They also noted their body-mass index, level of education, and whether they were present or former smokers. Previous researchers have pointed to the corrosive influence of racism as a possible explanation for the poorer health of blacks in America.