Understanding Health Disparities in Our Hispanic Communities
According to the U.S. Office of Minority Health, the percentage of obese and overweight children and adults is higher in Hispanic Americans than other populations. Hispanics in the U.S. are faced with challenges such as affordable housing and gentrification, the digital divide, lack of trained family caregivers, economic insecurity, and food insecurity. All of these factors contribute to the higher trend in obesity in U.S. Hispanic populations in several ways.
Vice Chairwoman and Member of Herbalife Nutrition’s Nutrition Board Advisory, Dr. Rocio Medina discusses how the Latino population is more at risk to encounter health challenges and how we can come together to support the Latino community.