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Medicine’s Sadeer Al-Kindi discussed the link between discriminatory lending of the past and heart health

UH researchers find near century-old redlining discriminatory housing policies leave lasting legacy on modern day heart health Sadeer Al-Kindi, associate professor at the School of Medicine, discussed the downstream effects of discriminatory lending practices, chief among them: heart health problems. “What’s surprising to me is that every city that I’ve looked into, there is significant residential segregation. … And no matter where you look, the relationship holds between the grading of the neighborhood (loan) risk and cardiometabolic health,” he said.