From the Kitsap Sun:
Ignacia Roman, who was born in Mexico but now lives in Santa Ana, offers a real-life window into the decline of immigrant health. She has type 2 diabetes and so does her 12-year-old daughter. Her parents did not. In addition, she has coached Latino patients for five years in managing diabetes as part of a UC Irvine research project…Latinos aren’t the only immigrants who arrive healthy, only to see a decline over time. …“You're not going to cross the desert in 110 degrees Fahrenheit if you're weak. Immigration is a selective process. It's for people who are relatively hearty and optimistic,” said Professor Leo Chavez, a UC Irvine anthropologist who studies immigrant health in Orange County.

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