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With so many Latinas at-risk for diabetes, too many never find out until it’s too late

With so many Latinas at-risk for diabetes, too many never find out until it’s too late

LatinaLista — The recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association revealing that efforts to reduce childhood obesity were working was offset by the disappointing news that the other end of the age spectrum now warranted attention. The study found that women 60 years and older are getting fatter. Their rate of obesity

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New site strives to be one-stop resource for fighting Latino childhood obesity

LatinaLista — No longer can parents delude themselves into thinking that the huggable baby fat encasing their adorable kindergartner with the plump, dimpled cheeks will just disappear with age. A recent study released by Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health found, unfortunately, that likely won’t happen. Researchers discovered that overweight kindergarteners were four times as


Obesity, poor lifestyle and food choices can put Latinos on path to cancer diagnosis

LatinaLista — Usually when there is a group effort to combat a particular disease or medical issue, there is good news to report. Just look at how far the global community has come in addressing HIV/AIDS. Though the disease is not eradicated, strides have been made ever since that first World Aids Day. Unfortunately, the

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Bi-national/bilingual campaign asks everyone to be a hero in effort to raise $1 million by World Aids Day

LatinaLista — Aside from the fight against terrorism, the only other battle that has united countries to pool resources and research to find a solution, or in this case a cure, is the fight against AIDS. In our interconnected world these days, it’s not hard for diseases of any kind to bypass customs or border


Purple ribbons deserve equal ‘pinning’ in the month of October

LatinaLista — Though pink may be the dominant ribbon color this month to honor breast cancer awareness, there’s another color that deserves equal ‘pinning’ – purple. Purple stands for domestic violence awareness month. In 2012, a report from the Mary Kay Foundation found domestic violence cases to be on the rise, attributable to the sluggish

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Latina dietitian on a mission to bust nutrition myths and highlight importance of home-cooked meals

By Juan Miret LatinaLista “You’ll never regret eating well.” A simple but powerful motto. Christy Wilson, a Latina registered dietitian and nutrition consultant from Arizona, believes and lives by that principle. And yes, she enjoys a not-so-healthy splurge every now and then; however, she has been blogging, writing, and teaching that healthy eating is not