Despite Michelle Obama’s best efforts four of five black women in the United States are overweight.

(Just Jared)

The causes for this obesity epidemic are various and complex.
Common Health reported:

This statistic, from a BU Today report on fighting obesity, is enough to ruin your morning: “No population in the United States has a higher obesity rate than African American women, four out of five of whom are overweight or obese, according to a 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

The causes of this alarming obesity rate are various and complex and range from genes and diet to socioeconomic status and the environment, according to Julie Palmer, a senior epidemiologist at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center who has coordinated the Black Women’s Health Study since 1995. In the BU piece, Palmer details some of these causes and potential fixes…

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  1. Ok, so leave our kids lunch programs alone and go after your “sistas”…maybe they need to get into your White House garden and do a little “hoeing” there instead of in their Section 8 housing feeding their faces on everything they can put on their EBT cards.

    LET’S MOVE!!!!

  2. [The reason GQ gives for designating FLOTUS as an ineffective zero is, in their opinion her “Let’s Move” campaign is a flop..]

  3. And the fifth is a crackhead.

  4. How about…THEY EAT TOO DAM MUCH!!!!!

  5. Clearly Michelle Obama’s fault.

    What is wrong with you people? You make me sick. Michelle Obama is encouraging a healthy diet and you have a problem with this why?

    You people are the worst on the earth. The absolute worst. I a will do all I can to crush you in the next election exactly like this past one.

  6. You done go girl. Straight to the aisle with all them chips and crackers.

    Chrissie Matthews soon be tellin’ blacks that corn & potato chips be racist and that Frito-Lay is run by real CRACKERS!

  7. This study is racist/

  8. Actually I was way too fast on the draw with my earlier comment. I have read other articles here on GP and many, most, of the comments are things I definitely agree with.

  9. Moochelle is a poor role model for dieting…what with that big fat ass.

  10. Her oldest daughter may just be naturally thin, but in a recent pic, she looked anorexic to me.

  11. I have a way to fix it… don’t allow EBT cards to purchase junk food.

    Problem solved.

  12. That picture of Moochelle looks like the Patterson Sasquatch tape!!!

  13. clearly Bush’s fault..

  14. #11 December 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm
    Sasja commented:

    “Her oldest daughter may just be naturally thin, but in a recent pic, she looked anorexic to me.”

    All class. Attack the Obama’s lovely daughter. She obviously has that coming.

    What is wrong with you people? You are a disgrace to humanity.

  15. JHarp.

    Just what is that thing under her boobs?

    Do you take it off & thrash oneself over the back Ashura style?

  16. There’s that damn stupid belt again!!! Would someone burn that thing – she looks really dumb wearing the damn thing up under her boobs!!

  17. Hey jharp. Why is it ok to bash R women and not your over reaching $&&@

  18. Weelove commented:

    “Hey jharp. Why is it ok to bash R women and not your over reaching $&&@”

    It’s not. And didn’t your Mom ever teach you that that 2 wrongs don’t make a right?

    And you are attacking a child, *sshole.

    What is wrong with you people?

  19. Seems like most women are overweight these days. It’s true!!!

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