Tag: Obesity

Black Youth Exposed to Junk Food Ads at Greater Rates, Study Says

By Sheryl Estrada Television ads promoting high-calorie fast food, sugary snacks and beverages are targeted toward Black adolescents more than any other demographic, according to a new study. The study, which is the first comprehensive examination of television-viewing patterns and related exposure to food and beverage ads by age group,…

What One Food Is Most Dangerous For Black Women

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Doctors have long said that diet is a key in the fight against obesity, but a new study finds that one food is more dangerous for Black women than others: burgers. Researchers at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center followed nearly 20,000 Black women who…

Are Teens OK With Using the N-Word and Other Slurs

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock From Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal to Paula Deen’s lawsuit and very public descent, a number of news stories have recently brought the use and perception of the N-word into public debate. It’s been debated by readers of this website. Even…

Professor: Obese People Can't Get PhDs

By Chris Hoenig Is there a stout scholar in the house How about a big-boned brainiac According to one nutty professor, there’s probably not. Geoffrey Miller, an associate professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of New Mexico, is being railed around the internet after making that assertion on Twitter…

AMA Classifies Obesity as a Disease

By Chris Hoenig & Manuel McDonnell-Smith Photo courtesy: CDC/ Debora Cartagena In June, the nation’s leading organization of medical professionals, the American Medical Association (AMA), made a bold move in recognizing obesity as a disease. The new policy calls for expanded research, treatment options and insurance coverage to treat patients…