Pork is central to Hispanic culinary culture and traditions; however, research indicates Latinos have health misconceptions regarding this protein.
A recently released study conducted by the National Pork Board, Time To Tango: Latinos are Pork’s Future, uncovered that health misconceptions about pork are significantly higher among Hispanics than non-Hispanics, with 63% of unacculturated Hispanics mistakenly believing that pork is unhealthy. The American Heart Association revealed that Hispanic-Americans face higher risks of heart disease than White Americans because of high rates of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
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