HPV infection linked with greater risk of CVD

And obesity appears to exacerbate the effect

Having an infection with an oncogenic strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) puts women at greater risk of CVD, a large study suggests.

HPV virus

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 alcohol

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