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Geneticist Unravels Race and Health Risks

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by Dave Roos

You’ve probably seen the statistics: African-Americans experience significantly higher risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, and certain cancers compared to white and Hispanic Americans. But while the health disparities between different racial and ethnic groups are undeniably real, experts say, the way we traditionally think about race and disease risk is flawed.

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