Tuesday, January 11, 2005

USA - The Land of Oppurtunity and Obesity!

Long-term exposure to American culture may be hazardous to immigrants' health.

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-thrus, remote controls and double cheeseburgers -- for more than 10 years.

Only 8 percent of immigrants who had lived in the United States for less than a year were obese, but that jumped to 19 percent among those who had been here for at least 15 years. That compared with 22 percent of U.S.-born residents surveyed.

U.S. bad for immigrants' waistlines

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