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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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from the EUR:

New Report Says White Obesity Rates are Leveling off But Blacks Are Still Getting Fatter
May 3, 2010 at 03:24 am   

*According to a new report, the obesity epidemic which has gripped the nation for the past 20 years appears to be leveling off for adult whites but Blacks, young adults and children are still getting fatter.

The report – “Forecasting Distribution of Body Mass Index in the United States: Is there More Room for Growth” – was compiled by Dr. Anirban Basu of the University of Chicago School of Medicine.

Basu and his research team project that obesity rates for most age categories will remain stable for the next 10 years.

However, they also project that young African American adults aged 18-to-39, children aged 6-to-9 and Black children 10 and older will have rising obesity rates.

The complete report is in the current edition of the journal Medical Decision Making and can also be found online by clicking on the following:  is published online. (source: Taylor Media Services – www.blacknewsjournal.com)








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Is anyone actually surprised at this???

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It's a conspiracy!

With that damn double down chicken thing and that Krispy Kreme crucifier, we're doomed!
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It's a conspiracy!

With that damn double down chicken thing and that Krispy Kreme crucifier, we're doomed!



 

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Re: White Obesity Rates are Leveling off But Blacks Are Still Getting Fatter
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 06:30:47 am »
Maybe when more of us decide to activate our minds and engage our spirits progressively then our bodies will follow...it starts with thinking critically and realizing there's a problem before we can start to watch what we eat, how much we exercise, etc.  If our minds are lazy then our bodies follow the leader.

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Re: White Obesity Rates are Leveling off But Blacks Are Still Getting Fatter
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 01:41:16 pm »
slightly related... research study reports US latinos live longer than non-hispanic whites, blacks..

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/PublicHealth/22726
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