An average man and woman living in the U.S. who identify as having Mexican heritage weigh about 15 pounds and 11 pounds more, respectively, than their counterparts living 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, said 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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