Race Matters to the Health of African American Men Scientific American June 2019
The recent, premature death of director John Singleton is a tragic case in point
- Singleton died at age 51 after having a stroke on April 29
- "...African Americans, who have the highest prevalence of hypertension in the world."
- "In general, black men have the lowest life expectancy, living 7.1 years less than other ethnic groups"
| Black |
|White - low D |
vs White - high D
Dark Skin Health Problems
- 10 health problems associated with Dark Skin (low vitamin D)
- Bone, Cognition, Autism, Breathing, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Hypertension, Mortality, Obesity, Pain ...
- Overview Dark Skin and Vitamin D
- Stroke outcome 6.9 X worse if black and overweight (all three related via low vitamin D) – March 2018
- Dark skin births are much riskier due to lack of vitamin D
Hypertension and Stroke
- Stroke is 13.5 X more likely if low vitamin D and high blood pressure – March 2015
- Blood pressure reduced by monthly 100,000 IU of vitamin D in those who were deficient – RCT Oct 2017
- High Blood Pressure reduced by Vitamin D supplementation in seniors and obese – meta-analysis May 2019
- Overview Hypertension and Vitamin D, etc