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I know about women needing 2/3rds the recommended dose of Aspirin, different heart attack symptoms, and generally lower blood pressure numbers. But I know I am missing a bunch. Is there a list anywhere?

I know about women needing 2/3rds the recommended dose of Aspirin, different heart attack symptoms, and generally lower blood pressure numbers. But I know I am missing a bunch. Is there a list anywhere?

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Follow-up question. When they say "Hispanic," they do not mean the culture, they mean specifically Mexican, Central American, and South American Indians (or "Indigenous, Pre-Columbian" I'm not sure what the "acceptable" term is now) don't they?

Two of my best friends are Mexican, one from Mexico, one born here. They are not the same race. Some Mexican people are Black. Others are blue-eyed. Many are 90% or more American Indian, or I guess "Native American" is the term now, but "Mexican Indian" -- not having many if any European or African ancestors. "Hispanic" usually refers to the culture. Here in California, many forms have "white (non-Hispanic)" as a box to tick.

"Hispanic" isn't really a clearly defined word because culture and race are not the same thing. To me, it's like "Islamic" or even "Western" -- tens of millions of Black people are Westerners, yet some people use "Western" to mean white.

Most people from India are Caucasian: defined largely by a high nose bridge. My best friend is Mexican and the doctor made a comment about her being Caucasian. Caucasian doesn't mean white. Nor does "Anglo" mean white (very misused in California!) In anthropology, you're talking about skull types, not skin color (which is long gone.)

Mexicans who are both Caucasian and Hispanic, might be very confused by this:

CYP2B6 expression and activity are higher in women than in men. Its activity also varies among different ethnic groups. In a previous study, CYP2B6 activity is lower in Hispanic men than in Caucasian or African-American men. In contrast, Hispanic women showed higher CYP2B6 activity when compared to Caucasian or African-American women. Therefore, drugs that are primarily metabolized by CYP2B6 may be less effective in women (especially Hispanic women) than in men.

They're using it as an ethnicity, not a race.

It's about genetics, and your parents and their parents... who would also look like you (light skinned, dark skinned, etc), so in this instance, I'd say they mean people who descend from people who are of Spanish descent. That would be my guess.