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Immigrants Healthier Than Native New Yorkers (HealthDay)
Populux | July 23, 2006 at 09:06 amby
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FRIDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Foreign-born residents of New York City generally arrive in the city healthier than U.S.-born residents, according to a city health department report released Friday. But the longer they stay, the more unhealthy they become, the researchers added. "Exposure to the U.S. environment appears to increase their risk of obesity and may contribute to a decline in general health," City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden said in a prepared statement. "Language ...