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U.S. Immigrant Obesity on the Rise

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U.S. Immigrant Obesity on the Rise

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U.S. Immigrant Obesity on the Rise

U.S. Immigrant Obesity on the Rise

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A new study concludes that immigrants put on pounds in proportion to the time they've lived in the United States. At the 15-year mark, the average weight of immigrants matches that of the average U.S.-born adult. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.