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Mexican-Americans who had lost 10% are twice as likely to have regained 5% as Whites
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:35 am Email this article
Mexican-Americans who, a year earlier, had lost 10 percent of their body weight, were twice as likely to have regained at least 5 percent as were non-Hispanic white Americans according to an analysis of 1310 people from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) done in the U.S who a year earlier had lost at least 10 percent of their maximum body weight.
Weiss E, Galuska D, Kettel Khan L, Gillespie C, Serdula M. Weight regain in u.s. Adults who experienced substantial weight loss, 1999-2002. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jul, 33(1):34-40.
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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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