>>>>Obesity has become a part of Blac...

>>>>Obesity has become a part of Black culture

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Selma

Clarks Summit, PA

#1 Feb 27, 2013
"African-Americans are the most obese group in the United States and it may be by choice.
Among African-Americans 20 years and older, more than two-thirds are overweight or obese— defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 pounds or more (h). According to BMI charts, a woman who is 5-feet 5 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds is considered overweight. A man who stands at 5-feet 8 inches is considered overweight once he hits 175 pounds. What is often considered normal is actually unhealthy.

Carrying around those extra pounds increases the likelihood of developing type II diabetes and high blood pressure — two diseases that disproportionately affect African-Americans. Being overweight also increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, arthritis and certain cancers. In fact, obesity could become more dangerous for your health than smoking cigarettes."
Selma

Clarks Summit, PA

#2 Feb 27, 2013
"It is understood within the African-American community that curvy, overweight women are considered more appealing to black men than normal- or under-weight women. There is almost a reverse distortion of body image — with thicker women fighting weight-loss and slender women wanting to gain weight in order to be accepted.

This may account for the staggering statistic that 4 out of 5 African-American women are overweight or obese. It is even more alarming that some of these women are making a choice to live at an unhealthy weight."
Selma

Clarks Summit, PA

#3 Feb 27, 2013
"African-American women of all ages report less exercise than their white counterparts.“Many of them feel that it’s not feminine or they’re afraid to sweat because it will ruin their hairstyle,” adds Dr. Bell. Other hindrances include not having child care, not having enough time to be physically active, and not feeling safe being active in their neighborhoods.

African-American men aren’t off the hook either. African-American men also exercise less than white women, and have the highest prevalence of obesity among all male ethnic groups.

However, African-American men are more active than their female counterparts, which may be the reason that only 28.8 percent are obese, compared to 50.8 percent of African-American women."
Selma

Clarks Summit, PA

#4 Feb 27, 2013
"One in four African-American girls and almost one in five African-American boys are overweight. We are now beginning to see high blood pressure and type II diabetes — historically diseases of adulthood — in these overweight children. Seven out of every 10 overweight adolescents will become overweight adults. That number increases to eight if one or more parents is also overweight. Thus, the cycle continues."
Jones

Secaucus, NJ

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Sounds like we african americans are lazy, fat and eat like pigs.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

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Orlando, FL

#6 Feb 27, 2013
Well Curvy doesn't mean overweight. In fact you have studies stating curvy is beneficial for fetal health.

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Orlando, FL

#7 Feb 27, 2013
This also what studies say about curvy women....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...
Jones

Secaucus, NJ

#8 Feb 27, 2013
Redefined wrote:
Well Curvy doesn't mean overweight. In fact you have studies stating curvy is beneficial for fetal health.
That's all you got out of the article?? "curvy doesn't mean overweight"

Did you even READ before you posted?
humlarious

Howell, MI

#9 Feb 27, 2013
i have eating problems..

i can't swallow stuff..

even if i wanted to i couldn't become obese..
humlarious

Howell, MI

#10 Feb 27, 2013
it's really beers fault..
humlarious

Howell, MI

#11 Feb 27, 2013
i drank too much beer and ruined my esophagus but they told me i didn't ruin it.. i don't believe them..
humlarious

Howell, MI

#12 Feb 27, 2013
go to a martial arts or something LOL..
Negropithecus Americanus

Dubai, UAE

#13 Feb 27, 2013
Redefined wrote:
Well Curvy doesn't mean overweight. In fact you have studies stating curvy is beneficial for fetal health.
So, what should an African American monkey factory have as its priority? Longevity or 'birf'?

I'd say, going by the number of OOW and unwanted glits,'birf' is the #1

No matter how you try to excuse it, for the individual human, fat is not good, maybe a 300 pound BW is more fertile than a more feminine looking human, but the the BW won't be seeing her kids grow old.
Patty Patterson

Dallas, TX

#14 Feb 27, 2013
The CDC states that 80% of black women are Obese and 80% of those Obese black women have Diabetes.

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#15 Feb 27, 2013
The BMI scale is inaccurate and a horrible way to keep track of someone's weight. Blacks are generally heavier than Whites and Black men have more muscle and Black women have more curves than Whites. I honestly think the BMI scale is discriminatory towards Blacks because our body shape is different and you pretty much have to an anorexic, pencil thin White person in order to be considered "healthy" by the BMI scale. The BMI scale needs to be done away with and forever

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Orlando, FL

#16 Feb 27, 2013
Jones wrote:
<quoted text>
That's all you got out of the article?? "curvy doesn't mean overweight"
Did you even READ before you posted?
Being overweight & curvy are separate. Studies show 'curves' are beneficial for fetal health.
Franklyn

Secaucus, NJ

#17 Feb 27, 2013
Lol at these blacks dismissing the article and wanting to focus on being curvy and then calling the BMI index racist.

You people are a joke!
Cystic fibrosis supporter

Arlington, VA

#18 Feb 27, 2013
Skin cancer has always been apart of the white culture.

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#19 Feb 27, 2013
Franklyn wrote:
Lol at these blacks dismissing the article and wanting to focus on being curvy and then calling the BMI index racist.
You people are a joke!
If you came on here just to say your stupid comments then why did you come on here anyway? Its obvious that you dont care and you just want something negative to say about people, particually Blacks so your wasting your time on here
Reality

United States

#20 Feb 27, 2013
http://tinypic.com/view.php...

A white women at the same weight would like a pink pig.

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