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4 Your Health: Toll cancer takes on the Hispanic population

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Tucson- Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic Americans but there are major differences within ethnic groups.

According to a new study, Cubans have the highest overall cancer death rates for men and women.
More Cubans and Puerto Ricans die from colorectal, endometrial and breast cancer, than any other group.

Cubans also had the highest number of deaths from lung cancer, while Dominicans ranked number one for prostate cancer deaths.

Teens more aware of alcohol ads

Underage youth are more likely to notice alcohol marketing on the internet than adults.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins asked a group of teens and adults about alcohol advertising on all types of media.

Teens were more likely to remember seeing alcohol ads on T-V, billboards and especially the internet. They were also more likely than adults to post alcohol-related content on social media.

Parents falling short on nutrition for kids

Most parents know the importance of nutrition, but only one-third think they're doing a good job helping their kids eat healthy.

A new University of Michigan poll found half of parents believe their children eat mostly healthy but only one in six consider their kids' diets to be very nutritious. About a fourth of parents said their child's eating is not healthy and one in five don't think it's important to limit junk food.

Experts say price, picky eaters and convenience are the most common reasons that kids develop unhealthy eating habits.

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