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Unformatted text preview: than Mexican Americans Life expectancy for Mexican Americans is equal to or higher than for whites, despite their lower socioeconomic status, an “Hispanic Paradox.” Latino Paradox First generation immigrants have a health advantage compared to U.S. born members of the same ethnic group “Healthy Immigrant Effect” Support networks apparently buffer the difficulties of immigration Acculturation involves loss of many practices beneficial to health including fiber consumption, decreased breast feeding, increased use of cigarettes and alcohol...
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- lower socioeconomic status