Hispanic versus African American girls: body image, nutrition, and puberty.

@article{Talpade2008HispanicVA,
  title={Hispanic versus African American girls: body image, nutrition, and puberty.},
  author={Medha Talpade},
  journal={Adolescence},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 169},
  pages={119-27}
}
Public health research has been dominated by the biomedical model, which does not appear to be appropriate for studying public health variables across different populations. For example, when comparing the Hispanic American (HA) and African American (AA) population in the U.S., there are similarities on several demographic and public health variables. Despite these similarities, there is a public health paradox. HA with strong cultural ties engage in fewer high-risk behaviors and therefore have… CONTINUE READING