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Black American Obesity Examined In The Latest FinancesOnline.com Article
Date:5/22/2013

New York City, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

According to the latest “Obesity and the Black American: Causes, Culture, Consequences, and Cost” article published recently at FinancesOnline.com the wailing and flailing of health experts on obesity is fully justified. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2012 report points out that 33.0% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are overweight, 35.7% are obese, and 6.3% are extremely obese. This and other alarming facts are highlighted in this investigative article. In particular, the article focuses on a sector that seems to be most at risk for obesity -- African Americans.

The article takes an in-depth look at what it calls the 4Cs of Black American obesity -- causes, culture, consequences, and cost. Some of the article’s most interesting viewpoints:

  • There is some evidence that genes can be responsible for the drive to overeat, the tendency to be sedentary, a diminished ability to use dietary fats as fuel, and an enlarged, easily stimulated capacity to store body fat.
  • But not all people with access to abundant food supply become fat. Also, not all obese people have the same body fat distribution. The variance happens among groups of the same racial or ethnic background and even within families living in the same environment.
  • Diet and a sedentary lifestyle, two perfectly preventable causes, are pinpointed as the culprits for obesity.
  • Black Americans living in virtual food deserts c
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