Obesity and Black Women: These Activists Get To The Root Of The Epidemic

Photo: Annabel Mehran
By Ebony F.

Obesity in America has reached epidemic levels, and according to a Special Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Obesity a few years back, African-American women are at the helm of this alarming trend. Statistics show that four out of every five black women are overweight, and one out of four middle-aged black women are living with diabetes. We are facing a health crisis like never before. We know the data, but what’s the truth?


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