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Is racism making you FAT? Victims of prejudice are at greater risk of obesity
Mail Online ^ | 3/5/2014

Posted on 03/06/2014 3:27:44 AM PST by Altura Ct.

Researchers found relationship between racism and obesity was strongest among women who were frequent victims of prejudice

The study was based on the Black Women's Health Study, which enrolled 59,000 African-American women in 1995 and has followed them since

Workplace and community-based programmes to combat racism are an important component in strategies to prevent obesity, one expert said

There are many reasons why an increasing number of people are classified as obese - and now racism could be one of them.

Frequent experiences of racism are associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women, a new study claims.

Scientists found that women who were more frequently victimised for their race, were more likely to be obese.

The study, by Slone Epidemiology Centre at Boston University, found the relationship between racism and obesity was strongest among women who reported consistently high experience of racism over a 12 year period.

The research was based on the Black Women's Health Study, which enrolled 59,000 African-American women in 1995 and has followed them since.

While rates of obesity in the U.S. have risen rapidly over the past few decades, the greatest increases have been seen in African American women, half of whom are currently classified as obese.

Obesity is a risk factor for numerous health conditions including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and orthopaedic problems.

Scientists said that racism is a form of psychosocial stress that African Americans experience disproportionately.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 03/06/2014 3:27:44 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Sitting on your ass all day with your hand out makes you fat.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 3:32:11 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Altura Ct.
Thank goodness for Racism and Global Warming they have delivered mankind from the yoke of personal responsibility.
3 posted on 03/06/2014 3:32:13 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Altura Ct.

It’s Whitey’s fault that obese Blacks are fat? Boston University has hit a new low.

Was this finding funded by American workers’ money?


4 posted on 03/06/2014 3:34:03 AM PST by abclily
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To: Altura Ct.

Gee, it couldn’t be that the same slothful attitude that causes one to eat breakfast from McDonalds and lunch from Wendy’s every day, is the same personality disorder that causes people to react to you in ways that you perceive as “racism”, but really isn’t.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 3:35:09 AM PST by southern rock
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To: Altura Ct.

Another what came first...the chicken or the egg.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 3:36:46 AM PST by AlexW
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To: 109ACS

Not only that but have you ever been behind ‘a victim of racism’ in a grocery store that is receiving reparations via an EBT card? I’ve never seen one single item in their cart that wasn’t at least 99% sugar. What a bunch of BS! How much did they get paid for this so called study?


7 posted on 03/06/2014 3:39:45 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Altura Ct.
Racism apparently causes gonorrhea to be more prevalent as well =>

The rate of gonorrhea among blacks in 2010 was 432.5 cases per 100,000 population (Figure 22), which was 18.7 times the rate among whites (23.1).

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats10/minorities.htm

8 posted on 03/06/2014 3:44:58 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: AlexW

Exactly! There is a serious cause and effect question here. I wonder if these “Researchers” would blame warm weather for sunny days.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 3:45:39 AM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Altura Ct.

Got a flat tire on my car. After reading this post I remembered my tires are black...AHA!


10 posted on 03/06/2014 3:48:55 AM PST by stormhill
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To: MagnoliaB

“Not only that but have you ever been behind ‘a victim of racism’ in a grocery store that is receiving reparations via an EBT card? I’ve never seen one single item in their cart that wasn’t at least 99% sugar.”

Too true; shopping for groceries around the first of the month is eye-opening. These “studies” ignore the fact that a growing segment of whites are now exhibiting the same exact behavior as urban blacks (breeding welfare bastards, off-the-charts obesity, rampant drug abuse). Welfare reform will be back in the public discussion as more than half of our population “sits out” the economy of the twenty first century...


11 posted on 03/06/2014 3:54:03 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 109ACS

“Sitting on your ass all day with your hand out makes you fat.”

Doesn’t help that the other hand is clasping a bucket of greasy fast food or a gallon cup of Dr. Pepper...


12 posted on 03/06/2014 3:55:47 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Altura Ct.

Wait...you mean its not because I am white and overweight but I’ve been a victim of racism so cleverly disguised that I didn’t even know it?

Wow...do I feel better!


13 posted on 03/06/2014 4:00:36 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Black women in general have failed themselves, their men, their children and their their society. There, said it.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:35 AM PST by polymuser
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To: Altura Ct.

I don’t knew about weight gain, but...

My Mr Coffee went on the Fritz this morning. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’ve started using Half & Half again.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 4:22:04 AM PST by moovova
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To: Altura Ct.

Hmm, how about in Africa?

http://www.mrc.ac.za/chronic/cdlchapter7.pdf


16 posted on 03/06/2014 4:31:47 AM PST by polymuser
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To: Altura Ct.

Anti-white propaganda and technically illegal in Britain. They aim this at white’s treatment of black women, but they never mention what other non-whites treatment of black women is like. But then again the white guilt industry has people so cowed they would never ask the above question.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 4:32:09 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Bull4h!t. The same people who are too stupid and lazy to move away from the TV during “who’s your daddy” programs, are the same ones who stuff their faces and blame their failures on Whitey.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 4:34:01 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Altura Ct.

That’s strange. I thought they were going to say that victims of Global Warming or Climate Change were at greater risk of prejudice.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 4:42:12 AM PST by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: polymuser

I guess racism is why they are aborting themselves at a higher rate per population than any other group.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 4:49:17 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Altura Ct.

So how do they explaine all the fat, white women?


21 posted on 03/06/2014 4:56:37 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Altura Ct.

What is a woman to do when all the electric scooters are in use by other fatass people?

22 posted on 03/06/2014 4:58:31 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: kearnyirish2

>>shopping for groceries around the first of the month is eye-opening.<<

Here it’s the 5th for some reason. I’d forgotten this fact, and attempted to stop at ‘Save-A-Lot’ on my way home last night to get a roast. All checkout lanes were open, and the lines of chip & pop carts were backed up 10-15 feet into the aisleways.

I turned to my son and said, “Shoot...I forgot it was Food Stamp 5th today.” and we turned around and left. There should be separate lines for cash-paying customers...lol


23 posted on 03/06/2014 5:07:17 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: stormhill
After reading this post I remembered my tires are black...AHA!
There's a city councilman in Rochester NY, who actually claimed that Michelin was a racist company. Why?
Because all their tires are black ... and their mascot is white.
24 posted on 03/06/2014 5:10:53 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Altura Ct.

Having to call 911 to complain that McDonald’s didn’t give you enough French Fries proves discrimination.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 5:21:26 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Altura Ct.

I would think that characteristics of their race would be the primary cause. To do it right there needs to be a comparison with the blacks of Africa. Of course, the claim would be that that would be unfair since the diets of the American black and the African black differ. But say it was done and that the two were alike in the propensity to gain weight, well, what happens to the racism claim?


26 posted on 03/06/2014 5:27:09 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Altura Ct.

It is not racism that has a link to obesity - it is the politics of victimhood that has a link to obesity.

It’s very simple. People who blame others for ALL of their problems are not going to accept personal responsibility for their own eating and exercise habits.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 6:02:18 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Ken H

DARN that racism. Darn it to heck...


28 posted on 03/06/2014 6:03:25 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: holden

Jury Pool Ping


29 posted on 03/06/2014 6:23:34 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Don't let the aftershave and embalming fluid fool you. Many RINOs are actually dead meat.)
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To: oh8eleven

However, when you put chains on a Michelin, it does not sing spirituals.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 6:25:55 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Don't let the aftershave and embalming fluid fool you. Many RINOs are actually dead meat.)
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To: Altura Ct.

So it’s white peoples fault that most racist blacks and
hispanics are are full figured lardballs? Well then I
guess they should stop their racism.
This is total BS
They are fat because they have no self control.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 6:26:19 AM PST by Slambat
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To: Altura Ct.

And many black women have larger posteriors due to racism?

Paging Sir Mix-A-Lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY84MRnxVzo&t=0m30s


32 posted on 03/06/2014 6:33:07 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Slambat
This is total BS They are fat because they have no self control.

That's true. Notice this: there is a large and growing black middle class. Middle-class black women are of normal weight or a little overweight, just like middle-class white women.

There is also a black upper class. (I'm not talking about rich blacks like Oprah and hiphop stars, but black people who have had their money for generations, send their kids to private schools, and vacation in Italy.) Upper-class black ladies are slender just like upper-class white ladies. Almost certainly the self-discipline that allowed them to get to that level of prosperity and success is the same trait that lets them keep their weight under control.

There is some low-income housing near me, cute little townhouses that were bought by the Housing Opportunity Commission. Some of them are occupied by the kind of people you'd want to have as neighbors: legal immigrants or maybe divorced moms who are just temporarily down on their luck and need a little help. They work hard, study, control their kids, go to church, keep their jobs, take care of their yards, and move up and out quickly. But there are others who show plainly what the problem is. I worked with many of them in my previous job. I never met one who was self-disciplined. I never met one who got up in the morning and went for a long hard walk to lose weight, studied, showed up for 6:30 or 9 a.m. morning mass, industriously cleaned the house, stuck to a schedule, or otherwise showed he or she had the determination and focus to control his or her circumstances. This is why they are fat and this is also why they encounter the suspicion and disgust they interpret as racism.

And by the way, you will find those upper-class black ladies are also pretty contemptuous of the obese lazy unfocused lower-class ones.

33 posted on 03/06/2014 7:13:32 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Altura Ct.

WHITEY: When you need someone to blame for your own failings


34 posted on 03/06/2014 7:46:42 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 109ACS

We have the fattest “poor” people in the world!


35 posted on 03/06/2014 9:14:22 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: WayneS

Even the bugs are racist!


36 posted on 03/06/2014 9:46:35 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: ottbmare

Your right.

Mexico takes title of “most obese” from America
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mexico-takes-title-of-most-obese-from-america/

How does a third world country get this way? Supposedly
from drinking too many American soft drinks.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 12:22:19 PM PST by Slambat
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To: Altura Ct.

Frequent experiences of racism are associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women

BS

Look at photographs made prior to 1964, of say, the Civil Rights Marches.

Not ONE obese African\American female.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 9:46:18 PM PST by Paisan
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To: Altura Ct.
Still waiting for the "study" that says eating high caloric food and being sedentary contributes to obesity.

In today's world, the reason for your fat is racism, food deserts, hormones, thyroids, genetics, chemicals in food, plastic containers, blah, blah, blah.

Never your own damn responsibility.

39 posted on 03/08/2014 9:56:01 PM PST by Lizavetta
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