Sept. 25 (UPI) — Being wealthy appears to reduce a person’s risk for heart disease — at least in the United States — based on the findings of an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open.

The prevalence of conditions such as congestive heart failure, angina and stroke among individuals with incomes in the top 20% nationally ranged from roughly 1% to 1.5%, the data showed.

For the remaining 80% of people, however, the prevalence of these conditions ranged from about 2.8% to 3.1%, the researchers said.

Meanwhile, the prevalence of heart attack was about 3.9% among the poorest 80%, compared to about 2.1% for the wealthiest 20%, researchers found.

“Our results suggest that the public conversation around income inequality should move beyond a ‘top 1%’ narrative to one that acknowledges that the richest 20% of Americans are ‘pulling away’ on health from the poorest 80%,” study co-author Dr. Salma

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For Bostic — widely seen as one of the most distinguished leaders in economics, and who has also been subjected to indignities like being stopped by police for no reason — grounding his vision in the country’s history of injustice was key to focusing attention on how those structures persistently affect people’s lives today.

“I’ve been Black all my life,” Bostic told The Washington Post. “And when you’re Black in America, there’s just a bunch of things that are going to happen.”

But just how the Fed should be narrowing racial and economic gaps is not completely clear.

“Part of what is needed, and what we’re wrestling with, is rethinking exactly what our mandate means,” Bostic said in an interview earlier this summer. “The important thing about our mandate is that, to me, it says we should be making sure the economy works for everyone, because that’s the way you

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