High-risk sexually transmitted HPV virus associated with increased risk of heart disease
Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research published February 7, 2019 in Circulation Research. In this study, women with high-risk HPV were 22% more likely than uninfected women to develop cardiovascular disease. The likelihood of cardiovascular disease rose even more whe
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