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

Updated Jan 11, 2022

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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