One Pollutant Ups the Risk of Uterine Fibroids in Black Women

One Pollutant Ups the Risk of Uterine Fibroids in Black Women

The journal Human Reproduction recently reported that elevated levels of ozone found in air pollution are linked to an increased risk for uterine fibroids among American Black women. Uterine fibroids develop in and around the womb and are a very common reproductive health issue. Diagnosed in 25% to 30% of all premenopausal women, these noncancerous growths are frequently found up to two to three times more often in Black women. Findings showed that during the inquiry’s 14-year follow-up period, 6,238, or 28.4% of women said they were diagnosed with uterine fibroids. To learn more about uterine fibroids and resources for relief, see “Understanding Your Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids.”

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