black  woman (with fibroids)*If you have any black women in your life, you know all about how severe their menstrual cycle can be.

Unfortunately, the cause of this immense discomfort is uterine fibroids.

Doctors have long been perplexed about the origin of black women’s predisposition to fibroids.

Studies have shown that the noncancerous growths, can be traced to “genetic alterations, hormones and even hair relaxers.”

But researchers at the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University have also discovered “child abuse” is a factor. (more…)