Academic journal article ABNF Journal

Obesity in African American Women

Academic journal article ABNF Journal

Obesity in African American Women

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Obesity has become a global health problem and according to the US Surgeon General and the American Obesity Association, the prevalence of Obesity in this country is increasing almost daily among adults, children and especially African Americans of all ages. Obesity as a health issue poses considerable problems because of its serious consequences. Researchers have associated obesity with several medical conditions and authors in this issue of the ABNF Journal have tackled discussions of these issues including obesity and cancer and obesity and diabetes.

Lifestyles of our present day society are in essence promoting obesity. Nearly all of our social activities are centered around food and eating. Fast foods, which are high in fat and caloric content, comprise our food choices for at least one meal a day beginning with the biscuit breakfast. The advent of the computer has promoted long periods of sitting for great numbers of us whether at work, school, or at home and regular exercise for many of us remains in the planning stage. …

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