Studies: Mexican-Americans heavier than counterparts in Mexico

02/14/2012 | News (Mexico), The

On average, men and women of Mexican heritage who live in the U.S. weigh about 15 pounds and 11 pounds more, respectively, than their counterparts in Mexico, according to a study by Mexico's National Chamber of the Clothing Industry. Another study, published in the Journal of Nutrition this month, says second- or third-generation Mexican-Americans were more likely to be obese than first-generation ones, with young people facing a greater risk of obesity.

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