The Hispanic paradox in cardiovascular disease and total mortality.

  title={The Hispanic paradox in cardiovascular disease and total mortality.},
  author={Jose R Medina-Inojosa and Nathalie Jean and Mery Cort{\'e}s-Bergoderi and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular diseases},
  volume={57 3},
Health statistics and epidemiologic studies have shown that Hispanics live longer than Non Hispanic Whites, despite a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and an average low socioeconomic status, both strong predictors of CVD and mortality. This phenomenon has been dubbed "The Hispanic paradox" and has been demonstrated in old and contemporary cohorts. To date, no factor has been identified that could explain this phenomenon, but socio demographic factors, dietary intake… CONTINUE READING
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