Obesity Among Mexican-Americans on the Rise

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:36am

As the Hispanic population in the U.S. continues to grow, a new report reveals a rising number of chronic health problems among the ethnic group.

The National Center for Health Statistics finds about 40-percent of Mexican-Americans were obese in 2010. That is about 4-percent higher than the overall national average.

Mexican-Americans also topped the national average for diabetes, which puts them at greater risk for heart attacks, blindness, kidney failure and other health problems.


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