If you’re African or African Caribbean and you live in the UK, you’re more likely than people from other cultures to have certain health conditions, including high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes and prostate cancer.
This is also the case for some mixed-race people of African or African Caribbean descent.
Experts aren’t sure why these conditions are more common in people of African and African Caribbean origin, but they think it may be linked to diet, lifestyle and different ways of storing fat in the body.
There are several ways to reduce your risk of these conditions. Follow these links to find out how to protect yourself against: