The data, which was collected from previous health studies, indicates Hispanic study participants had significantly higher survival rates for conditions such as cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS and other medical conditions such as lupus, diabetes, kidney disease and strokes.
“The Hispanic paradox refers to the surprising finding that despite having a worse risk factor profile, Hispanics and Latinos tend to have better health than non-Hispanic Whites,” Ruiz told VOXXI. “Within this general finding is evidence that Hispanic’s may actually live longer than non-Hispanic Whites, a phenomenon that researchers have long-termed the Hispanic mortality paradox. This phenomenon has been controversial due its paradoxical nature and the mixed evidence associated with it.
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