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  • Latinos' beliefs about social status may affect their cardiovascular health, study finds

    Social work professor Lissette Piedra

    For Hispanics and Latinos living in the U.S., their beliefs about their social status have a greater influence on their cardiovascular health than metrics such as levels of income and education, according to a new study led by social work professor Lissette Piedra at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Lissette M. Piedra, call 217-244-5236; email

    The paper “The association of subjective social status with Life’s Simple 7s cardiovascular health index among Hispanics/Latinos: Results from the Hispanic community health study/study of Latinos” is available online or from the News Bureau.