Latinos age slower, UCLA study says

Diabetes and other diseases, however, are still at higher rates amongst the group.

 

Graphic: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Graphic: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A study by UCLA concluded in 2016 found out that Latinos live longer than any other ethnicities. In comparison to Caucasians, for instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos live three years more, with a life expectancy of 82 versus 79. 

In 2013, another study by The American Journal of Public Health had also discovered that healthy Latino adults face a 30 percent lower risk of death in comparison to other groups. 

That does not mean, however, that the Latino community should not be concerned. The group still experience higher rates of cardiovascular diseases because of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.

 

Graphic: Daily Bruin

Graphic: Daily Bruin

Read the complete study HERE.