Hispanic health concerns

Photo by Metro ServiceTo remain healthy, Hispanics should work with doctors to identify illnesses that affect them at higher rates than other ethnicities. ■ Metro service Health concerns affect people from all walks of life, and people who identify as Hispanic or Latino are no exception. Understanding the issues they might be predisposed to can help Hispanics improve their overall health and continue living happy, healthy lives. Certain diseases and chronic conditions affect Hispanics in higher proportions than others. According to data from the National Health Interview Survey conducted by Pleis and Lethbridge-Cejku, Hispanics have a higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. Also, the rate of overweight and obesity among

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