Published On: Tue, Aug 11th, 2015

Rising obesity, diabetes rates in Canada may risk heart health of ethnic groups

Cardiovascular Risk Ethnicity 20150810

Heart disease and stroke risks showed “striking differences” for South Asian men, black men and women and Chinese men over a 12-year period, a new Canadian study suggests.

Obesity rates rose among all of the ethnic groups, with the largest relative increase among Chinese men, Maria Chiu, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto and her team reported in Monday’s issue of the journal BMJ Open.

Until now, the overall trends in cardiovascular risk factors in the general population were known, but any differences between ethnic groups hadn’t been studied.

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