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UCI-led study links racial discrimination to greater risk for cardiovascular disease,
by Alana LeBrón, UCI assistant professor of Public Health, Chicano/Latino studies - Public Health News Spotlight

Racial discrimination can have serious health consequences. A new study led by the University of California, Irvine has found that more self-reported incidents among black and Latino adults corresponded to higher blood pressure levels, putting these populations at greater risk for cardiovascular disease.


“We discovered significant racial and ethnic differences, with non-Latino black and Latina and Latino adults reporting greater increases in both interpersonal and institutional discrimination compared with non-Latino white adults,” said Alana LeBrón, UCI assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies and public health. “Our findings link increased frequency to significant elevation in cardiovascular risk for black adults and Latina/o adults during a relatively short period of time: six years.”

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UCI Public Health ranked #1 in affordable degree programs among the best 50 Public Health Schools and Programs in the United States for 2017. - Public Health News Spotlight

UCI Public Health tops list of affordable degree programs among the best 50 Public Health Schools and Programs in the United States for 2017.

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