Dr. Bill Simpson talks about which health risks, such as diabetes and atherosclerosis, are more prevalent in certain populations.
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Race and Aging Dr. Bill Simpson: Unfortunately, African American population has a much higher instance of the atherosclerotic diseases, diseases where cholesterol builds up in the vessels and so, heart attacks and stroke are much higher in the black population especially in the south. Diabetes is also much higher in the black population but because of obesity developing in all across the colors that is becoming more widespread disease but the African-American population definitely has those increased risk. The Asian folks; because of their healthy lifestyle and healthy diets in general, they’re heavily vegetable based and rice based also diet but heavily vegetables and white meats; chicken and fish, those people have lower rates of the atherosclerotic diseases, the heart attacks and strokes and things like that. They have a slightly increased risk of some of the cancers, GI cancers for reasons that are probably related to their curing of meats and things like that.

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