- Author: ABCNews.com
Black and Hispanic kids are disproportionately targeted by ads for sugary sodas, snacks and calorie-laden restaurant foods, researchers reported on August 11.
They say their report confirms what public health experts have suspected for years — that advertisers of junk foods find a lucrative audience among minorities.
And the researchers who wrote the report say it helps explain why black and Hispanic kids are more likely to be obese than their white peers.
The report finds that African-American children and teens see 70 percent more food-related TV advertising than white kids do. They...
- Author: DigitalJournal.com
People of Hispanic and Latino origin are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and related cardio metabolic abnormalities, but the risk varies considerably among specific ethnic groups and other factors, such as the length of time they have been living in the United States, according to two studies and an accompanying commentary being published in the August issue of Diabetes Care®.
Researchers have long known that people of Hispanic/Latino background are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic Caucasians. However, most research has looked at this group as a whole, rather...
- Author: LatinoTimes.com by Susmita Baral
Obesity is a public health epidemic that impacts both adults and children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed, as published in JAMA Pediatrics, that one out of every three children in the U.S. is considered overweight or obese. According to findings from Arizona State University, Hispanics in the U.S. have high obesity rates, with an estimated 55 percent qualifying to fit in that category. But a new study has some interesting findings surrounding how children perceive their weight.
Conducted by the CDC, the
- Author: The Los Angeles Daily News by Susan Abram
The cost and rates of chronic disease are rising steadily among millions of Latinos nationwide, according to a report prepared by the National Council of La Raza.
The report, a first of its kind national survey, found that among Latinos with or without health insurance, multiple barriers to manage diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma, continue to exist, including transportation to and from health centers, language and cultural issues and feelings of discrimination.
Among the report findings:
• Sixty percent of those who responded...
- 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...