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Heart health linked to your education, wealth: B.C. study (Dr. Scott Lear, SPH)

A laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test while riding a stationary bike in Augusta, Ga. on Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)
A laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test while riding a stationary bike in Augusta, Ga. on Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)

A new B.C.-led study is linking your education status to improved heart health.

Conducted by SFU professor and St. Paul’s Hospital cardiovascular research chair Dr. Scott Lear, the study says there is a direct link between a person’s socioeconomic status and their susceptibility to heart attacks and strokes.

“How much money you have tends to be a strong predictor of health outcomes, but education seems to be a far more robust measure to use across countries,” Lear said in a release.

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