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Why Asians Are at High Risk for Heart Disease Even if They’re ‘Normal’ Weight

A study published this week reveals that Asians, along with African-Americans and Hispanics, have high risk factors for heart disease even with normal weight.

Researchers studied data from 2,622 Caucasian, 1,893 African-American, 1,496 Hispanic, 803 Chinese-American and 803 South Asian participants aged 44 to 84. They used Body Mass Index (BMI), a height-to-weight ratio, to determine whether participants are normal, overweight or obese.