obesity

via BlackDoctor: Today, 1 out of 5 blacks are living with multiple myeloma, and according to a recent study, being overweight and obesity has been linked to it and a number of other cancers. Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise […]

via BlackDoctor: The increasing rate of obesity in the United States is getting lots of attention. Unfortunately, much of the conversation oversimplifies the issue as purely about diet and exercise. In reality, higher body weights stem from a complex combination of reasons still not entirely understood. What is clear is that much of the shift is societal […]

via BlackDoctor: When it comes to your health, bigger isn’t always better. In the Black community, we love our hips, curves and extra junk in the trunk. It’s naturally on us and beautifully a part of our genetic make-up. However, when is it too much? What is the cut-off point of excess weight? In the […]

via BlackDoctor: Weight has pretty much always been a struggle for me for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always the chubby kid and even throughout my teenage years I was always the big guy. Fortunately enough for me, I was never teased because of my weight so I didn’t develop […]

via BlackDoctor: A new study suggests that loneliness could become an even bigger public health threat than obesity. According to an AARP’s Loneliness Study, presented at the 2017 annual convention of the American Psychological Association, people have felt increasingly lonely and isolated in recent years. The physical and psychological ramifications could prove more detrimental than the […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12 percent of men age 18 and older are in fair or poor health leading to obesity, hypertension and even mortality. Medical professionals from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have provided a few tips to help men get healthy. 1. Take the right […]

getty image: When the beat drops followed by the melodic, “Go, go, go, go…,” you cannot control your hands or feet! Even the rhythmless nation among us finds a way to look like seasoned vets on the dancefloor. However, if we silenced the beat of the smash hit, “Treat ‘Em Right,” we would hear a timeless […]

Actress and gospel singer Tamela Mann has been having not only a great year, but a great decade. At this past weekend’s Stellar Gospel Awards, she had a total of nine nominations, including CD, song, and traditional female vocalist of the year. The gospel great brought home six awards, including Artist of the Year. An […]

A.D. Dolphin joined guest host Jeff Johnson on NewsOne Now for this week's installment of Fit!Live!Win! to share how the Dherbs 20-Day Cleanse can help transform your life by naturally cleansing and detoxifying the body to aid in necessary weight release, enhancing the immune system, and increasing your energy levels.

Black women are tipping the scales and dying of preventable illnesses. Now is the time to get your weight and health back on track Obesity, which is a growing problem among Americans, is the biggest issue for black and Hispanic women, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. African-American […]

With her performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in the musical Dreamgirls, beautiful singer Jennifer Holliday became a star on Broadway and in Hollywood. But Holliday’s life and career offstage slipped out of control as she battled a number of diseases including obesity and depression. Holliday was in despair for more than […]

In 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women have the highest rates…