Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 10th, 2005
The study found that African-American patients had a higher level of obesity and a lower exercise capacity compared to Caucasian patients, with the most pronounced difference found between African-American and Caucasian males.
"There is a popular belief among the lay public and by many clinicians that African-Americans are more fit than Caucasian patients. However, our findings suggest this is not the case," said Carl J. Lavie, MD, Ochsner Clinic...
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