This post was originally published on Defender Network

By Aswad Walker

According to research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal Circulation, the risk of heart failure in the present day was higher among Black adults who lived in U.S. zip codes historically impacted by redlining.

Are we surprised?

If the “we” is Blackfolk, absolutely not. We know that every “desert” imaginable–food, healthcare, insurance, tech, childcare, etc.–is flourishing in Black communities nationally. So, it makes perfect sense to Black people that heart failure and redlining have a link.

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