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Why Heart Diseases Tend To Be Worse With Blacks

Why Heart Diseases Tend To Be Worse With Blacks

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For long, studies have continued to reveal one thing about the incidence of high blood pressure - the fact that the black community is more predisposed to contracting cardiovascular diseases at a rate much higher than their white ... counterparts anywhere in the world. In this cover issue, Editor PharmaTimes, MORGAN NWANGUMA examines the question of high blood pressure and hypertension which are the causative factors leading to heart disease and stroke, and how this affects the black population. According to Dr. Chris C. Amah, the Chief Medical Director of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, the black man or Africans in general suffer most from incidences of heart diseases simply because of the high rate of disease, infection, poverty as well as ignorance on the conti...