Latino children are one of the most overweight groups in the U.S. A recent study has attempted to explain the reasons for this phenomenon. Some researchers believe that Latino children and their families are not getting proper weight loss information from their pediatricians. A recent study has shown that when a language barrier exists, young Latino patients and their parents are not being told that the child is overweight, are not given culture-specific diet advice, and are not started on weight management plans.
While many of us post health and fitness goals (on Facebook or Twitter) in order to hold ourselves more accountable as we strive for our goals, a new study shows that all that social networking may offer some benefits.
Based on a statistical analysis of almost 600,000 American Adults in three studies, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 40 percent of all U.S. adults 20 years or older will develop type 2 diabetes in their lives. (The risk for men was estimated at 40.2 percent and for women, 39.6 percent.)For Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women, the statistical risk is higher: more than 50 percent.
Kids – or their parents – might be making smarter choices when they visit fast food restaurants, even though burger joints are still the most popular drive-through stops, according to the results of a new a new study.
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