Obesity

Dr. Ian Smith is a best-selling author, TV personality and creator of the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile. He has helped millions of people get healthy and lose weight. First, he breaks down the important statistics about obesity in America: 36% of US adults are obese, but 48% of African Americans are […]

Our email writes to Yolanda Adams about being overweight and feeling alone and discouraged in her body image. She wants to make changes, and has tried…

The USDA says most Americans don’t enough roughage and are at high risk for preventable chronic illnesses.

In 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women have the highest rates…

Did you know that there are different types of body fat? According to a new study published in the journal Diabetes, people with higher levels…

The issue of blacks and weight management continues to be a problematic topic. Studies say that four out of five black women are overweight or…

In the United States, fat-shaming and fat-phobia are as American as apple pie. While the Black community is more likely to embrace obesity as curvy, that…

Obese black women have a better weight-related quality of life than white women with the same weight, according to a new U.S. study.

African-Americans frequently look towards race and economic factors as our biggest challenges, but there are self-inflicted problems that are literally killing us. The recent and untimely deaths of Heavy D and Patrice O’Neal has made the health issues that arise from being overweight very hard to ignore. According to HuffPost, obesity is a “full-blown crisis […]

African-Americans frequently look towards race and economic factors as our biggest challenges, but there are self-inflicted problems that are literally killing us. The recent and…