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GMA: Filipino Americans More Likely to be Obese than other Asian Americans

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scaleFilipino Americans have the highest rate of obesity than all other Asian American groups, reports GMA.

Citing statistics from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Filipino Americans are 70 percent more likely to be obese when compared to other Asian Americans.

Overall, 33 percent of Filipino Americans are considered overweight. That’s second to and just one point lower than Indian Americans.

Dr. George King of the Joslin Diabetes Center told Southern California Public Radio that Asians have fat hidden behind internal organs and that their fat content can be higher than appears.

A recent study found that the overall low obesity rate among Asian Americans hides health dangers that are prevalent in the community.

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