Health Disparities

787 WordsJul 11, 20094 Pages
In today’s society there are many Health disparities that affect millions of Americans each year. Approximately 1.5 million people, who die each year, die from chronic diseases that are listed as one of the top 10 global health disparities. The type of health disparities that Americans face are Heart disease, Cardiovascular disease, Type II Diabetes, Colon cancer, and Obesity. Heart disease is the leading cause of death throughout the world. Cardiovascular disease and cancer account for almost two-thirds of all deaths in the United States. There is debate about what causes and who are primarily affected by health disparities. Health disparities are not just based on race, ethnic and cultural differences. Observations and survey shows…show more content…
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a free radical scavenging enzyme that catalyses the dismutation of highly reactive superoxide anion O2 to molecular (O2) and to the less reactive species hydrogen peroxide. It has been proposed that poor glycemic control in diabetes is associated with depletion of antioxidant enzymes including SOD. The aim of this study revealed an interested trend when comparing IL-6 results to the different metabolic diseases listed as top Ten Global Health Disparities. This study showed that CR will benefit situations where there is a socioeconomic disadvantage, even factor that include health disparities among race and age would show benefit because CR is suitable for all disadvantage groups. Caloric Restriction (CR) has proven to be non-expensive, beneficial agent against age related, racial, and socioeconomic disadvantage, associated with health disparities. The results for IL-6 in each case indicated that CR could improve endothelial function in rats with different metabolic diseases possibly through reduction in body weights resulting in reduction in fat mass and concomitant reduction in the production of the proinflammatory cytokines. IL-6 is expected to be reduced in Colorectal cancer (CRC) rats under
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