Excess body fat, particularly around the waist, is a major risk factor for premature death among Hispanics

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190812172320.htm

Both general and abdominal obesity were strongly associated with mortality among Mexican adults. Each 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI above 25 kg/m2 was associated with a 30 percent increase in mortality. These findings refute previous research showing that being overweight was not strongly associated with mortality in Hispanic populations.

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