How does your ethnicity affect your heart health?
Consultant cardiologist Joban Sehmi explains how your ethnicity and heart health are linked
Heart disease and ethnicity are strongly linked. Some members of the population are at higher risk compared to others.
The highest risk members of our population are those of South Asian ancestry.
We know that people of South Asian ancestry present with heart disease ten years younger and are twice or thrice fold more likely to have heart disease than their European counterparts.
Even when you account for levels of diabetes, smoking and high blood pressure, the levels of heart disease in this particular population are much higher…