Thursday, March 19, 2009

Black adults develop heart failure at a rate 20 times higher than whites

Blacks in in a large multi-center study of the causes of heart disease who were in their 30s and 40s had the same rate of heart failure as whites in their 50s and 60s. Those who developed heart failure were more likely than those who did not to have been suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. They were also more likely to have been obese and to have had low levels of HDL, the so-called “good” cholesterol.


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