• Discrimination may contribute to obesity among US Latinos

    10 monthes ago - By Healio

    Experience of routine discrimination on adult Latinos may lead to increased BMI and contribute to growing obesity rates, according to study results published in Obesity.
    Kristine M. Molina
    In addition, perceived discrimination may lead to depressive symptoms, but depressive symptoms do not appear to mediate the effect of discrimination on adiposity, according to researchers.
    “Evidence, albeit limited, shows that self-reported experiences of interpersonal discrimination may be implicated in obesity disparities,” Kristine M. Molina, PhD, assistant professor in the department of
    Read more ...