Health

Study Shows It’s Harder for Black Women to Lose Weight

By  |  300 Comments

scaleweightloss

By Daphne R

Well the New Year is upon us and it’s always a time for making New Year’s resolutions of which one of the post popular is usually losing weight. But did you know it’s harder for black women to lose weight? The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine released results in the International Journal of Obesity of their recent study in which they discovered that black women have to work harder at losing weight than white women do.

In the study, they monitored the diets and exercise levels of black and white women and found that black women generally lost less weight than white women. Previously, when looking at similar results they found the same results, but previously they thought the difference was due to black women eating more than they actually reported.

‘At first, it was thought that perhaps the African-American women didn’t adhere as closely to their calorie prescriptions or that the interventions were not culturally sensitive,’ said James P. DeLany, PhD and lead investigator for the research. ‘But even in research projects that were designed to address those possibilities, the difference in weight loss remained.’

In this latest study, researchers looked more closely at the possibility that metabolism may have played a part in the differences, so they monitored body mass index and daily activity levels closely. They discovered that out of the 39 African American women and 66 white severely obese women that were monitored, black women on average lost seven pounds less than their white counterparts. Findings also indicated that black women have a lower resting metabolic rate. As a result, black women might have to work harder than white women to take off the same amount of weight.

‘We prescribe how many calories are allowed and how much activity is needed during weight loss interventions based on the premise that people of the same weight have similar metabolic rates,’ said DeLany. ‘But to account for their lower metabolic rate, African-American women must further reduce the number of calories they eat or use up more of them with exercise in order to lose the same number of pounds in the same time span as a Caucasian woman of the same weight.’

Statistics show that black women are the most overweight group of people in America. One of the reasons often used to explain this is the belief that African Americans like being fat, partly because its culturally acceptable. Of course, this line of thought has come under a blanket of scrutiny and critcism.

Studies show that there are other factors involved that are not within black women’s control. Researchers hope this knowledge will dissipate the negative air with which overweight black women are often assessed.

 

__________

Daphne R is an experienced marketing and communications professional that provides social commentary, self-help, tips, and reports news of events that matter to African Americans.

300 Comments

  1. Pingback: generic sildenafil

  2. Pingback: ed medications

  3. Pingback: ed pills for sale

  4. Pingback: erectile dysfunction medications

  5. Pingback: sale cialis

  6. Pingback: canadian online pharmacy

  7. Pingback: Buy cialis

  8. Pingback: buy levitra

  9. Pingback: levitra coupon

  10. Pingback: online slots for real money

  11. Pingback: best online casinos that payout

  12. Pingback: natural viagra

  13. Pingback: legitimate online slots for money

  14. Pingback: casino slots gambling

  15. Pingback: generic cialis tadalafil

  16. Pingback: online loans

  17. Pingback: payday loans

  18. Pingback: cash loans

  19. Pingback: viagra for sale

  20. Pingback: parx casino online

  21. Pingback: maximo

  22. Pingback: doubleu casino online casino

  23. Pingback: generic for cialis

  24. Pingback: cialis 5 mg

  25. Pingback: generic for cialis

  26. Pingback: casino online che accettano paypal

  27. Pingback: viagra for sale

  28. Pingback: casino games

  29. Pingback: slots real money

  30. Pingback: online slots

  31. Pingback: viagra online usa

  32. Pingback: buy generic viagra

  33. Pingback: viagra without doctor

  34. Pingback: viagra price

  35. Pingback: buy viagra on line

  36. Pingback: buy viagra online canada

  37. Pingback: buy viagra no prescription

  38. Pingback: viagra buy

  39. Pingback: generic cialis at walmart

  40. Pingback: cialis tadalafil

  41. Pingback: viagra canada

  42. Pingback: can i buy viagra online

  43. Pingback: buy real cialis online

  44. Pingback: casino slots

  45. Pingback: where can i buy viagra in usa without prescription

  46. Pingback: canadian pharmacy king

  47. Pingback: where to buy viagra in new york city

  48. Pingback: cialis generic name

  49. Pingback: safe to buy viagra online

  50. Pingback: cialis pills online

  51. Pingback: cialis otc

  52. Pingback: viagra cheap

  53. Pingback: viagra for sale

  54. Pingback: online viagra

  55. Pingback: otc viagra

  56. Pingback: viagra for sale

  57. Pingback: online viagra

  58. Pingback: viagra cost

  59. Pingback: cialis drug interactions

  60. Pingback: viagra philippines

  61. Pingback: cialis getting pregnant

  62. Pingback: viagra uk

  63. Pingback: generic viagra

  64. Pingback: sildenafil citrate generic viagra 100mg

  65. Pingback: ceclor 500 mg cheap

  66. Pingback: celexa 20mg no prescription

  67. Pingback: claritin online

  68. Pingback: online casino real money paypal

  69. Pingback: best online casino real money

  70. Pingback: free slots

  71. Pingback: real money casino online

  72. Pingback: casinos

  73. Pingback: online casino games for real money

  74. Pingback: cheap liability car insurance quotes

  75. Pingback: jupiter car insurance

  76. Pingback: viagra aka bull 100

  77. Pingback: best insurance for young drivers

  78. Pingback: best insurance company for home and auto

  79. Pingback: progressive auto ins

  80. Pingback: plymouth rock car insurance quotes

  81. Pingback: good2go car insurance quotes

  82. Pingback: aaa car insurance

  83. Pingback: missouri personal loan

  84. Pingback: payday loans

  85. Pingback: best generic cialis

  86. Pingback: quick loans wisconsin

  87. Pingback: Buy viagra now

  88. Pingback: cbd pills for sale

  89. Pingback: home made viagra

  90. Pingback: buy levitra from india

  91. Pingback: can you buy viagra without prescription

  92. Pingback: my homework now

  93. Pingback: buy cheap essays

  94. Pingback: essays writing

  95. Pingback: buy essay online

  96. Pingback: online homework help

  97. Pingback: united airline seat assignments

  98. Pingback: Samples of viagra

  99. Pingback: cialis for women

  100. Pingback: walmart pharmacy cialis

  101. Pingback: buy viagra without prescription paypal

  102. Pingback: cost of crestor

  103. Pingback: Buy pfizer viagra in canada

  104. Pingback: dapsone caps united kingdom

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *