obesity

(Via Health Day News) – The link between chronic stress and weight gain is much stronger in black girls than white girls, and may help explain why black girls are more likely to be overweight than white girls, according to a new study. In the United States, the obesity rate in blacks is 50 percent […]

A new study has linked obesity in black women to abuse in childhood. (Photo: Fotolia) New research has established a link between obesity in black women and sexual and physical abuse in childhood, according to the Los Angeles Times. Read More

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. Headed To NYC For News Year’s Eve? Here’s Your Ultimate Packing Playlist! The researchers found that black women are more likely to be concerned about possible physical limitations caused by overweight and […]

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 […]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to bring down childhood obesity rates is making headway as several large retailers have agreed to open stores in areas without access to fresh produce and healthy foods. Company executives from Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Supervalu joined the First Lady at the White House for the announcement, which the White House […]

Many religions condemn overeating and laziness. But new research finds that people who frequently attend religious services are significantly more likely to become obese by the time they reach middle age. CDC On Alert For New Deadly Strain Of E.Coli The study doesn’t prove that attending services is fattening, nor does it explain why weight […]

New York– A Northwestern University study found that young adults who are regularly involved in religious activities have  higher chances of becoming obese by middle age. Also read: Model & Single Mother Jourdan Dunn, 20, Reveals Son Has Sickle Cell The research found correlations between the frequency of church-going, and the participants Body Mass Index; […]

Superstar Beyonce Knowles just announced  her involvement with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to end childhood obesity.  In conjunction with The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF), Beyonce is  encouraging kids to get up and dance! Motivate!

Andrew Breitbart, who was recently sued by Shirley Sherrod for defamation of character, has released a controversial cartoon which features Michelle Obama on his site BigGovernment.com that mocks Michelle Obama’s fitness campaign, while making her look like a fat hungry woman. The cartoon has already been criticized by the web site Bossip, Thefrisky and Mediamatters. […]

Thankfully for many, holiday spending is behind us. Come January, the bills — and the New Year’s Resolutions — will start rolling in. When reflecting on habits you’d like to break in 2011, it’s important to take a look at your personal finances. Common problems such as being overweight, smoking and carrying credit-card debt could […]

Alabama — Politics Daily is reporting that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is defending Michelle Obama in her “food fight” with Sarah Palin, who says the first lady needs to mind her business.

Washington — On her reality show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” former Governor of Alaska and GOP candidate for Vice President, Sarah Palin mocked Michelle Obama’s anti-child obesity campaign. “Where are the s’mores ingredients? This is in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert.” Michelle Obama has never said that […]