Study IDs heart health risk factors for Asian Americans

Social determinants of health such as employment are seen having different effects on subpopulations.

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In a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, unfavorable social determinants of health, such as healthcare access, education and where people live, were associated with more cardiovascular risk factors among Asian Americans. 

Moreover, the association between unfavorable social factors and cardiovascular disease risk was found to vary significantly between Asian subgroups.

"Better understanding of why differences in cardiovascular risk exist among Asian subgroups is critical,” said lead author Dr. Eugene Yang, a cardiologist and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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