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Heart Health

08 September 2010

Heart Health Rises With Education in Rich Nations

But findings don't apply to low- or middle-income countries, study says

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"We can't simply take studies that are conducted in high-income countries, particularly as they relate to socioeconomic status and health outcomes, and extrapolate them to low- and middle-income countries. We need dedicated studies in those settings," Dr. Abhinav Goyal, an assistant professor of epidemiology and medicine (cardiology) at Emory Rollins School of Public Health and Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, said in an American Heart Association news release.

 

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