Ever wonder why obesity is so rampant in African American women? Why 4 out of 5 black women are overweight, obese, and/or lacking in physical fitness? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is by far the highest percentage of any group in the U.S.
Many researchers have considered this question, and they have come up with a variety of interesting answers. A common one is because African Americans are constant targets of advertising and promotions for high calorie foods and beverages that may contribute to the obesity epidemic, a study in the American Journal of Public Health reported.