Navigation Links
Hispanic Americans Born Outside Country Have Fewer Strokes
Date:2/21/2012

TUESDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic Americans who were born in another country are less likely to have a stroke than white Americans, a new study finds.

It included 1,424 Hispanics and 14,360 whites over age 50 (average age 66) who had no history of stroke when they were enrolled in 1998. They were followed until 2008.

During the follow-up period, 1,388 of the participants suffered a first stroke. After accounting for socioeconomic factors, the researchers concluded that foreign-born Hispanics -- those who immigrated to the United States after age 6 -- were 42 percent less likely than whites to have a first stroke.

There was no difference in risk between Hispanics born in the United States and whites.

The study appears in the journal Stroke and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting, to be held in New Orleans from April 21-28.

"Hispanics are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. and more research is needed to understand why they might have lower stroke risk than non-Hispanic whites," study author J. Robin Moon, at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said in an AAN news release.

"This protective effect does not extend to Hispanics born in the U.S., who have stroke risk similar to non-Hispanic whites with similar education and financial resources," Moon added. "Future research should address what could explain this pattern. We are interested in differences in childhood conditions that might shape adult risk factors, for example diet, social or family connections, physical activity and health behaviors."

Learning more might help researchers find ways to reduce stroke risk for everyone, Moon said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about stroke risk and prevention.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, Feb. 8, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Burden of HIV/TB infections increasingly falling on Hispanic community
2. In San Diego, Hispanics Now Dominate HIV/TB Cases
3. Transitions Optical Partners With Dr. Aliza Through VidaySalud.com to Improve Visual Quality for Hispanics
4. DNC Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Praises President Obamas Leadership on Bipartisan Health Reform Summit
5. National Alliance for Hispanic Health Urges Action on Insurance Access as First Step to Achieving Best Health Outcomes for All
6. National Hispanic Council on Aging Joins the Administration in Mission to Combat Medicare Fraud By Empowering Hispanics
7. The Hispanic got milk? Campaign Visited Houston to See How Moms Saborean El Momento!
8. Blacks, Hispanics With Heart Failure Less Likely to Use Hospice
9. New Report Says African-Americans and Hispanics More Likely to Have Alzheimers Disease And Dementia Than Whites
10. New Report Says Hispanics Are One and One-Half Times More Likely to Have Alzheimers Disease and Dementia Than Whites
11. The Hispanic got milk? Campaign Visited Dallas to Ask How Moms Saborean el Momento!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hispanic Americans Born Outside Country Have Fewer Strokes
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media ... Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice ... X users can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best ... individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a ... and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws ... a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula ... , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents ... the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and ... highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his ... David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps ... in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 According to ... Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length ... Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends ... report studies the market for the forecast period of ... USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... to date financial data derived from varied research sources to ... potential impact on the market during the next five years, ... of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: