• Inequities in health outcomes prompt renewed calls for change

    14 days ago - By Healio

    Racial discrimination across generations - both overt and subtle - has had profound consequences for the health of Black Americans and other underrepresented populations.
    Issues such as environmental exposures and stress, diet and lifestyle can all induce changes even at the epigenetic level, according to experts, determining which genes are turned “on” or “off” and influencing health outcomes.
    The results can be clearly seen on maps showing high rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes that overlap with areas of marginalized communities.
    “The people most
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