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Why are Latinos in the US so susceptible to cardiovascular disease?

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Pharmacist Gloria Goh provides a free blood sugar test to El Monte Pharmacy customer Maria Medina of Rowland Heights. Stephanie O'Neill

Every year, more Latinos die from cardiovascular disease in America than any other ailment, and the National Institutes of Health is trying to find out why.

The research center is currently in the middle of a massive multi-year survey on the health of Latinos -- one that could span generations. So far, they've completed six years of research and are getting ready to embark on the second phase of the project. 

Joining us to talk about some of the early results is Dr Greg Talavera, a professor of public health at San Diego State University and a principal investigator of the Hispanic Community Health Study.

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