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Immigrating to US is Bad for Health

Monday, 20 May 2013 09:40 AM

There is growing evidence that living in the United States is unhealthy for immigrants.
 
The longer immigrants live in America, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes become, the New York Times reports.
 
And while children of immigrants born in the United States may earn more money than their parents, they live shorter lives than their mothers and fathers, the paper reports.

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“There’s something about life in the United States that is not conducive to good health across generations,” says Robert A. Hummer, social demographer at the University of Texas at Austin.
 
To read the complete New York Times story, go here.
 

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