Obesity in black women

According to the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, half of all African American women are overweight. Obesity increases the risk of respiratory problems, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers. Insurance carriers classify individuals as overweight if they exceed their ideal weight by 10% to 20%. To determine your ideal weight, talk to your physician or visit www.koolnfit.com/checkweight.shtml.

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