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Indigenous Knowledge and Practices May Reduce Chronic Diseases in Native American Communities

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2021

This blog explores Native Americans' higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease compared to all other racial groups. It outlines how stress, trauma and racism occur at high rates within Indigenous communities, but have not been explored as potential contributors to cardiometabolic diseases. It introduces an Indigenous-led research team who examined this link, and found increasing evidence that culturally specific health behaviors and activities can lessen the negative effects of these stressors.

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Cardiovascular Diseases

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Indigenous Knowledge

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