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School diversity and cardiometabolic health

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

A study of 270 eighth graders in the Chicago area found that students of color who attended schools that emphasized the value of ethnic and racial diversity had better cardiovascular health compared with peers whose schools did not emphasize diversity; the findings suggest links between school diversity and health benefits for students of color, according to the authors.


Article #18-12068: "Students of color show health advantages when they attend schools that emphasize the value of diversity," by Cynthia S. Levine, Hazel Rose Markus, Makeda K. Austin, Edith Chen, and Gregory E. Miller.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Cynthia S. Levine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; email:; Gregory E. Miller, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; email:; Hazel Markus, Stanford University, CA; email:

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