If you're black and overweight, you face serious health risks.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the black community. More than a third are overweight; even more alarming, sixty percent of middle-aged African American women are obese. Besides being an emotionally and physically debilitating condition, obesity can trigger—as well as aggravate—ailments such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. But the news isn't all bad. Today, we know more than ever before about the causes of obesity and we have developed effective new treatments that offer real hope for change.
Written by and for black Americans, the Black Health Library Guide to Obesity explains why our community has been hit so hard by this dangerous medical condition. It provides a clear understanding of the serious risks involved with being overweight, and offers a proven, workable plan for achieving a healthier lifestyle. The book also gives you the latest information on fighting childhood obesity, getting the proper exercise, and making easy, healthy changes to your meals without sacrificing taste. There's even a number of sample menus and a handy guide to the nutritional content of hundreds of common foods.
Protect your family and protect yourself with help from the Black Health Library.