obesity

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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 […]

In this episode, Dr. Yashima chats with the Medical Director of the Bariatric and Weight Loss Center at Doctors Community Hospital, Dr. Amin Hitesh. Joining him, a former patient and walking success story, Vanietta Armstrong.  Dr. Amin shares his expertise bariatric surgery, and the epidemic that is obesity in the African American community.

New Jersey resident Errol Narvaez was mortified after he was removed from a United Airlines flight due to his weight.

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge delivers this week’s CBC Message To America focusing on the plight of children in this country. Fudge explained to viewers that parents, teachers, students and community activists tell her the same thing -- “children across this country need our help.”

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…

According to the CDC, in 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women…

ATLANTA — Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks…

Women who are obese are already at risk for a slew of health issues. Now, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of…

Facing extreme weight or health concerns? Know someone who is? Listen to Praise In The City Saturday morning and hear what experts in our community have to say. Representatives from several health organizations in the DMV will address obesity and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lets Move campaign tomorrow morning on Praise 104.1  for Sheila Stewart’s […]

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.