By Cara Murez
THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Older Black men are more likely than others to die after surgery, according to a new study.
Black men have a higher chance of dying within 30 days of surgery compared to Black women and white adults, and their odds of death after elective procedures is 50% higher when compared to white men, researchers found.
This may be because of the “especially high cumulative amounts of stress” that Black men face contributing to declines in their physical health, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles said.
“While a fair bit is known…