Hektoen International

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Tag: Hispanic women

  • A culpable culture: underlying factors in obesity among Hispanic women

    Sarah BahrIndianapolis, Indiana, USA The modern obesity epidemic is an extensive, and growing, problem worldwide. According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that the obesity rate doubled among adults and the number of overweight children tripled between 1982 and 2002 (Fisler and Warden 473). And…