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Risk factors related to population diversity and disparity determine healthy aging

Our study exposes the determinants of healthy aging in Latin America, underscoring the importance of the effects of social and health disparities compared with traditional factors such as age and sex. Our findings highlight an urgent need for more targeted detection of health risks, interventions and policies, particularly in low-income regions.

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This is a summary of: Santamaria-Garcia, H. et al. Factors associated with healthy aging in Latin American populations. Nat. Med. (2023).

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Risk factors related to population diversity and disparity determine healthy aging. Nat Med 29, 2183–2184 (2023).

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