September 29, 2020
Nutrition path for better Māori heart health
The Heart Foundation has awarded a Māori Cardiovascular Research Fellowship to a researcher who is looking for nutrition changes that will improve Māori heart heath.
Erina Korohina says she will use kaupapa Māori approaches to support whānau and communities to develop an approach to eating well that works for them in their environment and with resources that are easily accessible.
She says and healthy nutrition knowledge is a key part of improving heart health, and she will look at where Māori get information about nutrition and what are the barriers to good nutrition.
Heart Foundation medical director Dr Gerry Devlin says the death rate for Māori from heart disease is more than two times that of non-Māori.
The foundation is keen to co-design heart health interventions alongside Māori communities while building the capabilities of emerging Māori heart health researchers.
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