Obesity: Vital Health Information for African Americans

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Dec 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 220 pages
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in African-American communities. More than a third of African-Americans are overweight; even more alarming: nearly sixty percent of Black middle-aged women are obese. Besides being an emotionally and physically debilitating condition, obesity can trigger -- as well as aggravate -- ailments such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. Now, written for -- and by -- black Americans, "Black Health Library Guide -- Obesity" explains everything readers need to know about preventing, controlling, and reversing obesity. Includes full-week menus for healthful weight loss.

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Contents

Foreword
9
Whats So Bad About Being Fat?
20
What Makes People Obese?
49
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Linda Villarosa, a former editor at Essence magazine and the New York Times, runs the journalism program at the City College of New York. She is the author of several books, including the bestseller Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-being and the novel Passing for Black.

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