Why Do U.S. Hispanics Live Longer than U.S. Caucasians?

Hispanics in the U.S., live on average over two years longer than whites and over seven years longer than blacks.

A recent government report contains the strongest evidence yet of what some call the "Hispanic paradox" -- remarkable longevity in a population with many poor and undereducated members. One theory holds that Hispanics who to immigrate to the U.S. tend to be among the healthiest from their countries.

According to the Chicago Tribune:

“A Hispanic born in 2006 could expect to live about 80 years and seven months, the government estimates. Life expectancy for a white is about 78, and for a black, just shy of 73 years.”

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