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Monday, September 24, 2007

Exercise and eating right may not be enough, Racism really is bad for your health.

They should have also considered the impact of our own internal b.s. on life expectancy, that would have probally eliminated another decade or two...

Here's an excerpt:

Statistically, black males in America are at increased risk for just about every health problem known. African Americans have a shorter life expectancy than any other racial group in America except Native Americans, and black men fare even worse than black women. Some of it can be chalked up to poverty, the most powerful determinant of health, or to lifestyle factors. But even when all those factors are accounted for in studies, the gap stubbornly persists. Now researchers are beginning to examine discrimination itself. Racism, more than race, may be cutting black men down before their time.

You can find the complete article here:

Racism's toll may be physical

Mr. Starks

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