The nation's overall cardiovascular health worsened from 1988-2014, with disparities among racial and ethnic groups narrowing slightly. The reduction in disparities was due to worsening health among whites, according to a CTSI-supported study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

"The reason for the reduction in disparities was unexpected," said lead author Dr. Arleen Brown, professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Olive View Medical Center, and leader of the CTSI's Community Engagement in Research Program (CERP). "Whites were the only group we studied where the optimal cardiovascular health declined  consistently over the time period." 

Further reading:

Read the study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Read the UCLA press release

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