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Rates of deadly heart disease show slowest decline in blacks and populations in former U.S. slave regions

02:48 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

A new research study has found a potential link between U.S. counties with a history of slavery and slower rates of decline in heart disease mortality. The researchers found that while heart disease has decreased by approximately 60 percent in the last 50 years nationwide, the pace of decline was slower for blacks compared to whites and slower in counties with more compared to less slaveholding in 1860.

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