Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 3rd, 2005
A new study found that obesity is relatively rare in the foreign-born until they have lived in the United States, the land of drive-thru's, remote controls and double cheeseburgers, for more than 10 years.
Only 8% of immigrants who had lived in the United States for less than a year were obese, but that jumped to 19% among those who had been here for at least 15 years. That compared with 22% of U.S.-born residents surveyed.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows the flip side of the American dream of...
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