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Risk factors for liver disease among adults of Mexican descent in the United States and Mexico

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Risk factors for liver disease among adults of Mexican descent in the United States and Mexico

Mexican Americans more at risk...

In this NCBI article you'll learn about:
  • Mexican-Americans in the US have a greater risk of obesity, diabetes and heavy/binge drinking than their counterparts in Mexico. Over 30 million people are likely to have some form of chronic liver disease in the United States (US). Liver disease is the 12th leading cause of general mortality.

  • Mexican-American males are also more likely to be obese and diabetic than Mexican females.

  • Findings can be used to design and implement more effective health promotion policies and programs to address specific factors that put Mexicans at higher risk of developing liver disease.

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