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I'm asian am i more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends: Cardiovascular risk factors are dependent on family history, smoking, cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes/obesity. So if you have any of these risk factors then your risk is higher, the color of your skin is not as critical in determining risk compared to these risks above.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Generally no: As our asian friends modify to western life the risks resemble ours. There are a few conditions more common in other family trees and world backgrounds.

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