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African-Americans are 20x more likely to develop heart failure before the age of 50 than their Caucasian counterparts and are approximately 2x as likely to die of heart failure than whites.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events during childhood (ages 0-17). Researchers contend ACEs are determinants of chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance abuse problems in adolescents and adults.
Most of the factors that lead to heart disease or stroke are behavioral and can be mitigated.
Medications and lifestyle changes may also prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and stroke.
There are several activities that will prevent, delay, or minimize obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, and diabetes. Learn more via Black Heart University (BHU).
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