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Elderly Iranians Have More Diseases

Published fredag 18 april 2008 kl 10.10
Healthy?

A new study carried out by the renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm shows that immigration can lead to cardiovascular diseases.

The study compared two groups of 500 elderly Iranians living either in the Swedish or the Iranian capital. According to the study, the immigrants’ risk of suffering from high blood pressure is significantly higher than among their fellow citizens who stayed in their home country.

A possible explanation might be the fact that immigrants are more often exposed to drastic changes in their lives, concludes the study.

Recent studies have already shown that immigrants are in worse health than ethnic Swedes.

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