Emphysema missed among Black men in U.S. due to race-adjusted lung tests: report


LOS ANGELES, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Black men in the United States who are in their fifties may be more than six times more likely than white men of the same age to have emphysema when lung function tests deem them to have better-than-normal lung function, according to a report of New Scientist magazine.

The findings highlight the need to remove calculations that account for race in medical tests in order to tackle health inequalities, said the report published on Sunday.

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