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Culture and Hispanic Health Disparities

CULTURE CAN BE KEY TO OVERCOMING HISPANIC HEALTH DISPARITIES Hispanic food staples like nopales and plantains are full of rich nutrients that aid in heart health. #2 Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease Heart disease is the number two killer of Hispanics. Energetic Latin dance styles (merengue, bachata, salsa, rumba, zumba) burn approximately 300 to 800 calories an hour Hispanic Americans are 1.2 times as likely to be obese. Only one in four Hispanic Americans with diabetes know they are at risk for heart disease HISPANICS NON HISPANIC 66% About three out of four adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure. The risk of being diagnosed with diabetes is 66 percent higher among Hispanics compared to non-Hispanic. white adults With each cup of coffee consumed daily, the risk of type 2 diabetes drops by 7 percent. ALEX AGUIE U UnitedHealthcare Balsera Communications PUBLIC AFFAIRS. MEDIA RELATIONS

Culture and Hispanic Health Disparities

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An overview of how staples of Hispanic culture such as dancing and food, can help overcome challenign health disparities.


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