Doctors at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI) today released a new study that quantifies that cardiovascular heart disease (a category of illnesses of the heart or blood vessels) is the leading cause of death for South Asians in California. More than 1.6 million South Asians live in the United States, more than one quarter of them in California.
Latha Palaniappan, M.D., M.S., is the lead PAMFRI researcher on this study. She collaborated with investigators at the University of California, School of Public Health to study California mortality records from 1990 to 2000. All of the study details are available in today’s complete press release, with the stunning conclusion: four out of every 10 South Asians in California dies of cardiovascular disease. Read More about Cardiovascular Disease the Leading Cause of Death for California’s South Asians