Black Women : Obesity increases among black girls

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  1. MsInterpret

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    Obesity Rates Fall for White Girls, Not for Blacks, Indians in U.S. Study
    By Arielle Fridson - Aug 15, 2010 9:01 PM PT

    Obesity increased among black and American Indian girls in California even while declining for non-Hispanic whites, signaling flaws in U.S. programs aimed at combating fatness, researchers said.

    The rate of obesity rose to 22 percent in 2008 for black girls, from 20 percent seven years earlier, while climbing for American Indian girls to 23 percent from 15 percent, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics. Those numbers moved up even after 2005, when the rate for non- Hispanic white girls fell by 0.6 percentage point, to 10 percent, the scientists said.

    The finding suggests there will be greater disparities among racial and ethnic groups over time, and that anti-obesity programs must be tailored to high-risk populations, said researchers led by Kristine A. Madsen, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.

    ?Our study is a call to action,? Madsen said in a telephone interview Aug. 12. ?We?re the first ones to show that the policies that we?re putting in place to decrease obesity are not decreasing disparities. That?s scary.? Programs should target low-income communities specifically, since that is where obesity is increasing, she said.

    READ MORE: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-...irls-not-for-blacks-indians-in-u-s-study.html

     
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    wow, that's really sad.
    I wonder what programs they'll come up w/ to target black, indian and hispanic girls?
     
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    what about the rates for bulimia and anorexia.. "thick" is desired in black
    communities.. "skinny" is desired in white communites.. I willing to bet that
    white communities have higher rates of bulimia and anorexia.. what all of that
    says to me is that many women place their looks above their health.​
     
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    obesity and anorexia are concepts of the same illness of mind

    usage of your brain is a ratio of brain weight to body weight

    when my brain processes information quickly i appear "skinney" because i am using different regions of my brain

    when my brain processes information slowly i gain weight because i am not using my brain to weight capacities totally

    neither is more "desirable" in the "black community" because I find that I am usually the physical opposite of what some "claim" to love and like, and they usually say it's just something about you-

    when the concepts are made manifest first and look upon as lust, imbalance an sickness arises

    stroking a man's ego has nothing to do with how you look physically, it's more about how you can make him "feel" about himself, and that is based on how you feel about yourself

    the intent is to make you feel a certain way, and keep you desperate in you being

    therefore, you live in a tomb or a temple

    the body does not truly exist only the consciousness within it

    why not make young girls fat and make them feel inferior

    why not make skinney girls skinney and make them feel superior

    although one obsession is food and the other is lack of- what kind of balance is this-
     
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    Thick = good

    Fat/obese = bad

    Slender = good

    Skinny = bad

    Any questions?


    Oh, and fine = very good.
     
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    sorry but skinny = good (and is the only good)

    when black people realize dis food were eating is not meant for us.. totally unnatural and goes against our melinated biochemistry.. if we all go fruitarian/vegan ( the way we was intially suppose to eat) everyone will be at there natural body weight which is skinny

    skinny = perfection because its the closest to the bodies natural shape

    all dis bull**** in the media goin around bout bein thick and juicy is nonsense which purpose is just to brainwash people to remain astray from there original eating habits.. its funny my little sister once told me she eating junk food not only to get thicker but to make a breast grow.

    where do people get ideas dat such food is beneficial for growth where as such food dont contribute anything but massive labor to the body..
    :10500:

    it may be hard but we must accept if were gonna eat (which originally isnt necessary) we should eat the food that was made for us which is fruits

    the human body was made in perfection and is indeed perfect , it will be quite shocking for someone to discover that a human wasnt even made to eat but get direct nourishment from the sun and air.. but thats totally a different topic..

    but anyways if people do this, problems such as obesity will be so scare that if it was to occur it will draw massive curiousity as to how such could happen

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    yeah, and encouraging young minority girls to participate in sports would also help...
     
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    the thing i dont like is that obesity is becoming culturally accepted....i look at some of these girls who are proud of their weight like =/...some of they be downright concieted n i shake my head

    Men dnt help this as they feel big girls is the thing to do...no disrespect to the plus sized women in america but i simply couldn't date one...i was taught that was a massive nono...but in all this is a serious problem
     
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    gotta disagree here....its not that the food we eat is bad (tho to an extent it is)...its that blacks don't manage their diets...this isnt simply a racial problem as u see obese white women...but blacks are notorious for poor diets and not preparing healthy foods...in my household i ate nearly everything fried....but i work out and im active...n it helps i dnt gain weight easily...but in all i get exercise so i dnt gain weight...u find black women eating excessively and not exercising
     
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    :) Good to meet you Mike.. my posts are long because I'm long-winded.. it's not
    all a response to what you said.. I'm a rambler so please keep that in mind.

    I agree, it's not racial, I think it's cultural. And by Culture I mean, the way you live..
    it's got nothing to do with blood and pigmentation.. it's what you do.. the
    way you eat, which includes what you eat and how often, what is considered
    attractive within your cultural group, what are the standards of beauty in
    your group.. how important it is for you to meet with those standards..how
    you earn your living, what hours you work.. what your lifestyle is, etc..

    I gained 30 pounds when I left the Military.. within like 6 months. Because my
    lifestyle changed. I was working 16.. 18 hour days.. I didn't have 24 hour
    access to the gym anymore.. physical performance was no longer part of my
    job.. I didn't have time to cook healthy meals, it was cheaper and more
    convenient to hit the drive thru.. so my physical body suffered while my
    career flourished.. my responsibilities were taken care of but the price was
    I couldn't fit in my old suit..

    A lot of black women live a single parent lifestyle and that can be incredibly
    difficult to manage.. there's a lot to do there.. and you combine that with the
    hair thing.. with them not wanting to mess up their hair with perspiration or
    water.. and you get a few extra rolls here and there.. and also Heart disease
    as the leading cause of death for black women. Not that they wouldnt die
    anyway.. but as the women goes, so goes the family.. if she has a healthy
    lifestyle, the whole family will have a healthy lifestyle.. if she doesn't see the
    importance of being active, she, more than likely, won't be able to convince
    her loved-ones to be active either.. her words won't match her actions and
    the kids will smack their lips in their minds and she'll lose a bit of her credibility
    and influence with them.. and the cycle will continue.

    I think women have to realize how important they are and hold themselves to
    a higher standard.. but like my Grandmother used to say, "bought sense is better than told",
    meaning they have to figure that out for themselves and decide to make it a priority in their own lives..

    (I have so much dust around my own front door all I can do is drop a word and here and there and get
    back to sweeping..
    )

    Another thing: We don't have the cultural institutions that we need as a group to bring about
    the change that would be necessary.. we have the church but they are not
    unified and the church does not have the weight of the school system and
    the media and the legislature... and we don't have control of our schools, of
    our Art.. of our media, of our image.. etc.. so the most we can hope to do is
    reach out whisper in one group of ears at a time..




     
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