Obesity Archives

The cost of obesity

October 8, 2020

By: Allegra Balmadier The increasing rate of obesity in the United States is getting lots of attention. Unfortunately, much of the conversation oversimplifies the issue as purely about diet and exercise. In reality, higher body weights stem from a complex combination of reasons still not entirely understood. What is clear is that much of the… [Read More]

Obesity warps the shape and function of young hearts

August 31, 2018

When it comes to your health, bigger isn’t always better. In the Black community, we love our hips, curves and extra junk in the trunk. It’s naturally on us and beautifully a part of our genetic make-up. However, when is it too much? What is the cutoff point of excess weight? In the eyes of… [Read More]

Could traditional black family ideals be promoting obesity?

April 5, 2018

By: Brandon Herring Weight has pretty much always been a struggle for me for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always the chubby kid and even throughout my teenage years I was always the big guy. Fortunately enough for me, I was never teased because of my weight so I didn’t… [Read More]