- Author: UC San Diego News Page
Scientific data suggest that a woman reduces her risk of breast cancer by breastfeeding, having multiple children and giving birth at a younger age. A study led by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine indicates that women of Mexican descent may not fit that profile. In fact, results suggest that women of Mexican descent with more children and those who breastfeed are more likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
During the four-year Ella Binational Breast Cancer Study, scientists assessed the association between reproductive factors and tumors subtypes in 1,041 Mexican...
- Author: HispanicBusiness.com
As the Hispanic population increases across the U.S., its influence is reaching deep into American culture. It's even changing what non-Hispanic whites are naming their children, as reported by HispanicBusiness.com. Among the most popular names are Ernesto, Maria and Miguel.
According to baby-naming website Belly Ballot, Hispanic names will surge among whites through 2014. There are strong indications of white parents selecting
- Author: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Despite steady declines in soda consumption, 60 percent of children ages two to five years continue to eat fast food at least once a week, according to a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Brief.
Among young Latino children, the rate is 70 percent; overall, one in ten young children eats three or more fast food meals per week. The majority of children also fall short of the state standard on fruit and vegetable consumption, with only 57 percent of parents reporting that their child ate at least five fruit and vegetable servings the previous day. Asian children have the lowest levels of fruit and vegetable consumption, and both...
- Author: USA Today, Haya El Nasser
A Bureau of the Census brief shows a rising trend of grandparents, children and grandchildren living in the same home. According to researchers, this rise is fueled largely by hard times, the increase in Hispanics and other immigrants, and cultural preferences.
Multigenerational households are more likely to be in areas where immigrants live with relatives and in places where housing costs are so high that families are doubling up, according to the state-by-state Census brief. Non-Hispanic white families make up the smallest share of these households — 3.7 percent compared with more than 10 percent Hispanic and...
- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among school-age children decreased slightly (1.1 percent) between 2005 and 2010, suggesting that California may be experiencing a leveling off in childhood obesity rates, according to a study by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
During the last three decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States has increased dramatically in both adults and children. In the 1970s, about 15 percent of adults were obese; by 2004, the rate had climbed to 32 percent. Although the prevalence of obesity among children is lower than among adults, the rates among children and...