Certain minority groups in the US face significantly greater risk and these differences appear to be due to an increased prevalence of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity seen in non-white American women. But that’s not all. There are also the influences of genetics, socioeconomic status, stress, access to healthy food, access to safe places to exercise, access to quality of healthcare, and the challenge of potential communication barriers. This is so impactful that experts in public health are often quoted as saying that your zip code is one of the most important determining factors for health and life expectancy.
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