Higher Education May Boost Heart Health—but Not Equally for All Races, Ethnicities

More education is linked to better heart health, but it may not overcome the effects of race, a new study says.

The research, which used data from a large national survey to examine the overlapping connections between race,  and , found that while white people saw a big benefit from , other racial and ethnic groups saw less.

"Some of the research that has come out previously has suggested that we can overcome race-based inequality by improving education," said the study's co-lead author Dr. Amber Johnson, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "And this study shows the opposite."

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