Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hispanic Paradox

A video in the New York Times Science section describes and attempts to explain the so-called "Hispanic Paradox", which is that Hispanic immigrants have higher life expectancy than any other group in America, despite lower socio-economic status:
possible reasons given:
- self selection of those willing to immigrate to the US. (see my post on hypomanic americans)
- cultural ways that promote stress free life and good habits

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