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Hispanics in U.S. at Risk For Heart Disease

Hispanics in U.S. at Risk For Heart Disease
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 7:54am

A large study of the Hispanic population in the United States reveals a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors.

The study involved more than 15,000 Latino men and women living in the United States. The majority had lived here for more than a decade.80% of men and 71% of women had at least one risk factor for heart disease, like high cholesterol.

Those who'd lived in the United States the longest had the largest numbers of risk factors.

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