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Report: Disparities Closing Because Whites Are Sicker

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by Arleen F. Brown and George A. Mensah

Although racial disparities in cardiovascular health still exist, the divide between blacks and whites has narrowed because of worsening health among whites, not improvements among blacks, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Trends in cardiovascular disparities are poorly understood, even as diversity increases in the United States,” Arleen F. Brown, MD, PhD, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues wrote.

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