Nutrition & Health

The Heart of the Matter

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans, but certain minority groups face a greater risk than others.  Deaths from heart disease are higher in black Americans than in white Americans and other ethnic groups, and heart disease develops at a younger age in African Americans.  Nearly 48% of African American women and 44% of African American men have some form of heart disease. Research has found that even among the growing middle- and the upper-class black community, the rate of heart disease among black Americans is still greater than in white Americans who have a comparable socioeconomic status. The most common conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke among black Americans are high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.

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https://theheartfoundation.org/2018/09/07/african-americans-and-heart-disease/

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