HPV infection linked with greater risk of CVD
Having an infection with an oncogenic strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) puts women at greater risk of CVD, a large study suggests.
Data from more than 63,000 Korean women undergoing mandatory health screening between 2011-2016 was used to examine the relationship between testing positive for a high-risk HPV strain and going on to develop CVD.
The prevalence of high-risk (oncogenic) HPV was 7.6% in the cohort, whose members had a mean age of 40 years and a mean BMI of 21.8kg/m2.
After adjustment for confounders, including smoking and