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Studies suggest that US Latinos have a higher prevalence of obesity than White Americans. However, obesity may differ by pre-immigration factors and Latinos’ cultural representations of ideal body image.

Background
Studies suggest that US Latinos have a higher prevalence of obesity than White Americans. However, obesity may differ by pre-immigration factors and Latinos’ cultural representations of ideal body image. This paper explores whether country of origin’s stage in the nutrition transition is related to Latino immigrants’ BMI category and self-perception of weight.
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    • 2014-07-07
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1186/1744-8603-10-57
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    Martinez, Airin D., Juon, Hee-soon, Levine, David M., Lyford-Pike, Victoria, & Peters, Sadie (2014). The association between nutrition transition score and measures of obesity: results from a cross-sectional study among Latina/o immigrants in Baltimore. GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH, 10:57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1744-8603-10-57

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