Why Our Latino Genes Don’t Fit When It Comes To Fatty Foods – NBC News

one of the best things about being Latino is our food. We are blessed by diverse cultures that produce some great dishes which are increasingly popular across the U.S. Sadly, the same thing that makes us Hispanic is what increases our chances of developing a potentially life-threatening disease when we enjoy of some of those high-calorie foods. I’m talking about genetics.

Following studies such as those conducted by the University of Southern California Childhood Obesity Research Center at the Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, we have learned that Hispanics are particularly susceptible to the accumulation of fat in the liver when we eat foods high in fats and carbohydrates.

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