obesity

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By Mary-Pat Hector “Phat,” “Chubby,” “Thick,” “Plus Size,” these are words that were indirectly written on my forehead from the day I started grade school. These names not only haunted me as a young girl, constantly engrained in my memories as they sometimes even haunt me presently. Being considered over weight in a size 2 […]

Did you know that there are different types of body fat? According to a new study published in the journal Diabetes, people with higher levels…

The issue of blacks and weight management continues to be a problematic topic. Studies say that four out of five black women are overweight or…

According to the CDC, in 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women…

Michelle Obama has a new focus for her anti-childhood obesity campaign and it involves pulling out your apron and cookbook! During a recent speech at…

A big part of why children are obese is because of what they eat at school. Listen to the audio player to hear Dr. Collier discuss  how…

It’s not all about how many calories kids consume that is causing obesity. Dr. Collier says what kids eat and how often they eat that also…

Obese black women have a better weight-related quality of life than white women with the same weight, according to a new U.S. study. Headed To NYC For News Year’s Eve? Here’s Your Ultimate Packing Playlist! The researchers found that black women are more likely to be concerned about possible physical limitations caused by overweight and […]

African-Americans frequently look towards race and economic factors as our biggest challenges, but there are self-inflicted problems that are literally killing us. The recent and untimely deaths of Heavy D and Patrice O’Neal has made the health issues that arise from being overweight very hard to ignore. According to HuffPost, obesity is a “full-blown crisis […]

Whenever I watch those episodes of Maury where these morbidly obese children are rolling around the stage chewing on Fruit Loops and furniture, I wonder where these parents lost their power. Since when can two and three-year-olds tell you what they are and aren’t going to eat? As a parent, it’s your responsibility to introduce […]