Study Finds Racism Linked To Chronic Diseases

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High blood pressure and kidney decline may be linked to feelings of discrimination

American Journal of Public Health

Accepted on: Oct 20, 2011

Perceived Discrimination and Hypertension Among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study

Mario Sims, PhD, Ana V. Diez-Roux, MD, Amanda Dudley, BS, Samson Gebreab, PhD, Sharon B. Wyatt, PhD, Marino A. Bruce, PhD, Sherman A. James, PhD, Jennifer C. Robinson, PhD, David R. Williams, PhD, and Herman A. Taylor, MD

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