Study: Mexican immigrants' grandchildren have higher odds of obesity

11/15/2012 | Reuters

Grandchildren of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. had a threefold increased risk of being obese in adulthood compared with similar people living in Mexico, researchers reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Data on 3,244 participants showed that 32% of men and 36% of women with immigrant grandparents were obese, compared with 17% and 14% of their Mexican counterparts who did not have ties with the U.S.

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