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A REGARDS study examines factors associated with higher risk of incident hypertension among black adults

The high prevalence of hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure) among the US black population is a major contributor to disparities in life expectancy; however, the causes for higher incidence of hypertension among black adults are unknown. In this study, REGARDS investigators found that the most important factor contributing to differences in hypertension incidence between black and white participants was the Southern dietary pattern, accounting for 51.6% of the excess risk among black men and 29.2% of the excess risk among black women.

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