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Monday, March 10, 2014

Racism Linked to Obesity - Psych Central News

Racism Linked to Obesity - Psych Central News
For African-American women, being the target of racist remarks and attitudes is tied to a higher risk for obesity, according to researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University.   

The link between racism and obesity was greatest among women who suffered from consistently high prejudice over a 12-year period.

The research, published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology, was based on data from the Black Women’s Health Study, a longitudinal study that enrolled and followed 59,000 African-American women beginning in 1995.

You can read the rest of the article here:

Racism Linked to Obesity in African-American Women | Psych Central News

After you read the article, come back and comment on two things:  
  • Do you agree with the article's findings?
  • Do you tire of hearing negative studies/issues surrounding black women?
Keeping us in the now about us Naturals,
Sabrina


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