The Legacy of Redlining Means Worse Cardiovascular Health for Black Americans

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Mahasin Mujahid, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, is co-author of a new article in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). In this Berkeley News article discussing the study's findings, Mujahid explains how living in historically redlined neighborhoods is associated with worse present-day cardiovascular health among Black participants, demonstrating empirically that the history of racism in the US continues to be relevant for Black Americans' heart health today.

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