University Study Finds That the Racial Gap in Fatal Coronary Disease Is Widening

A study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, finds that African American men and women still have twice the risk of suffering from fatal coronary disease than White American men and women. The data shows that despite a steady decline in fatal coronary heart disease for all groups, since 2000, the racial gap has actually increased.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, says that much of the racial difference can be attributed to greater risk factor among African Americans such as diabetes and hypertension. Thus, programs to reduce these risk factors among Blacks could greatly reduce the racial difference in coronary disease fatalities.

Here is a video discussing the study.

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