Wednesday, May 25, 2011

U.S. immigrants and weight gain

A recent article on shares the findings of a new study that indicate that some
mmigrants are known to put on weight after their move to the U.S. , with some approaching obesity levels within 15 years. The study focused on Asian-American and White college students. During the study, researchers found that children of immigrants are often embarrassed to eat foods associated with their home country in front of others. As a way to fit-in, the participants in the study sometimes chose Americanized food choices like hamburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches - which contain much more calories than the food consumed in their home countries.

The study is scheduled to be published in June in the journal Psychological Science.

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