Why African Americans Don’t Live as Long as Whites

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African Americans die younger.

In Your Health Minute, African Americans are not living as long as whites.

A new study finds blacks lose nearly three and a half years of life mostly because of heart disease and strokes.

Researchers say risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and obesity tend to develop earlier in African Americans.

Blacks are also more likely to face economic stress that can take a toll on their health.

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