Curbing the Obesity Epidemic in the Latino Community
Written by: Dr. Jose Aleman Diaz Published: June 29, 2021
Read more from Dr. Aleman about causes of obesity, diagnosing the disease, and what you can to battle obesity
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The burden of obesity weighs on all of us Hispanics
Written by: Sindy Benavides, Dr. Elena Rios, Dr. Yanira Cruz Published: December 13, 2021
Obesity in the Latino community is a rising problem in the United States. Read an op-ed written for Univision by LULAC’s CEO Sindy Benavides; Dr. Elena Rios President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and Dr. Yanira Cruz, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA). This article is a call to action to urge Congress to pass the bipartisan Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) as a major first step in the right direction.
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Former Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello's Op-ed: Obesity and the Hispanic health agenda
Written by: Dr. Antonia Novello Published: June 2, 2022
Obesity in the Latino community is a rising problem in the United States. Read an op-ed written for Univision by Dr. Antonia Novello. Dr. Novello served as the 14th Surgeon General of the United States from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Novello was the first woman and the first Latina to become the Surgeon General of the United States. In the op-ed she discusses the importance of addressing obesity in the Latino community.
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