(Washington Free Beacon) - The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $150,000 to facilitate conversations with obese Latina women about their weight with their daughters.
An assistant professor at the University of California San Diego received the funding for the project that hopes to give “communication competency” to Mexican-American women about obesity and working out.
“Given the relationship between obesity and cardiovascular disease, it is imperative that intervention studies address weight management among Mexican-American women, a group disproportionately affected by obesity,” according to the grant for the study, which began in January. “A dyad-level intervention partnering mothers and their adult daughters may be a culturally salient and effective approach to improve diet and physical activity.”The National Institutes of Health has invested in similar studies in the past. The agency poured $406,875 into a study to tell Latino men to exercise over text messages; $499,880 to teach doctors how to talk to fat kids; and $77,563 to study how parents talk to their kids about food.
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