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Heart attack risk in Asian Scots

4th July 2007

Scientists at Edinburgh University have discovered that Scots of South Asian descent are more likely to suffer a heart attack than the rest of the population.

The new research showed that Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan women and their descendents are at 80% higher risk of cardiac arrest, while men from the same group were 45% more likely to have an attack.

However while the report, published in the journal BMC Public Health, offers no reason for the higher heart attack incidence, it suggests the population group is better placed to survive than their non-Asian counterparts.


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