Biases in Cardiometabolic Research Put Minority Women’s Lives at Risk

November 7, 2022


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5-15 mins
Cardiac Monitor
Presented by Michigan News

According to researchers from the University of Michigan, studies designed to gauge the differences in heart disease and metabolic disorders often underestimate the care disparity between women of color and white women. Black and Hispanic women are experiencing cardiometabolic risks five to 11 years earlier than white women. Researchers corrected for the sources of systematic exclusion common in studies and learned that correction for these biases decreased the estimated age of cardiometabolic disease onset by an average of 20 years.

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