Obesity in Hispanic Americans.

  title={Obesity in Hispanic Americans.},
  author={Milton Z. Nichaman and Garcia Garcia},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={14 7},
The prevalence of obesity among Hispanic American populations is generally greater than among white populations in the United States. Among Mexican Americans, the prevalence of obesity was higher than among either Cuban Americans or Puerto Ricans. It is well known that the prevalence of diabetes increases with increasing levels of obesity or body mass index. However, it does not appear that the high prevalence of obesity in Mexican Americans completely accounts for the higher prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

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