Despite Michelle Obama’s Best Efforts… 4 of 5 African American Women Are Overweight

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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  • 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!!!!

  • squeaky

    [The reason GQ gives for designating FLOTUS as an ineffective zero is, in their opinion her “Let’s Move” campaign is a flop..]
    http://www.examiner.com/article/gq-magazine-racist-and-sexist-deems-michelle-obama-an-uninfluential-zero

  • And the fifth is a crackhead.

  • Lewis Colby

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

  • jharp

    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.

  • Saddie Jackson

    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!

  • Buffalobob

    This study is racist/

  • jharp

    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.

  • Economan

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

  • Sasja

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

  • JenBee

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

    Problem solved.

  • That picture of Moochelle looks like the Patterson Sasquatch tape!!!

  • tj

    clearly Bush’s fault..

  • jharp

    #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.

  • Lord Sandwich

    JHarp.

    Just what is that thing under her boobs?

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

  • Jackie

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

  • Weelove

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

  • jharp

    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?

  • gerr

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

  • Jim

    And how many are on food stamps and wellfare? Cut food stamps and wellfare spending and we save overweight lives and can balance the budget. Like that will happen. On the good side, thay ain’t gonna be a-eatin’ Ho-Hos or Twinkies no mo –

  • Weelove

    Not daughter! The crazy mom who is trying to push her life on all!! Pay attention not a wrong when showing how others are trying to control and destroy the life’s of the masses

  • jharp

    #20 December 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    gerr commented:

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

    And the lovely Michelle Obama tries to help by encouraging a healthy diet and you morons attack her. And her lovely daughter who is a child.

    Just look at yourselves. Family values Christians, right?

    You people are the worst on the earth. The absolute worst.

  • Sasja

    jarp, I wasn’t attacking her daughter. I just noticed she seemed very thin and hoped she wasn’t on a perpetual diet. You need to stop looking for insults where none are.

    BTW. Drop dead.

  • jharp

    #22

    ” The crazy mom who is trying to push her life on all!”

    Got it. Encouraging a healthy diet is “pushing her life on all’.

    God you people are stupid.

    Just look at what you are whining about. You are a sad pathetic group.

  • Winston Wolfe

    You people are the worst on the earth. The absolute worst.

    And I give a sh1t what you think, why?

  • Sasja

    jarp comes here every day whining about what is posted by commenters and then accuses said commenters of whining. Hey, jarp, you can visit other sites more to your liking you know.

  • jharp

    #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.”

    #24 December 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    Sasja commented:

    jarp, I wasn’t attacking her daughter.

    ********************************************************

    Nooooooo. Posing that her daughter looks anorexic isn’t an attack. No way.

    God you people are stupid. Just look at yourself. Criticizing a child. You are a pathetic human being.

  • Weelove

    Jharp what is so lovely about a woman who takes vacation after vacation at our expense and only cares when it looks good on camera

  • jharp

    #29 December 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    Weelove commented:

    “Jharp what is so lovely about a woman who takes vacation after vacation at our expense and only cares when it looks good on camera”

    Sad pathetic group you are.

    You are not paying for the Obama’s vacations. That would be against the law. Just like every other President, Obama pays for his own vacations.

    Are you really this f*cking stupid? Seriously?

  • so much for the starving black people myth.

  • nobama

    Flotus has a huge ass on her. Maybe she needs to “move” some more. I recall a few years back Flotus said one of her daughters was fat. Maybe now she has caused anorexia, who knows.

  • Weelove

    Jharp you just proved that I am the adult in the room. WE do as tax payers pay for all that president and family do!!! Look it up and learn some real facts! It’s part of the perks of the White House and why you think they didn’t do all that traveling till they stole the election

  • nobama

    One more comment re the vacations. Yes we do pay for the vacations. It should be against the law, but FLOTUS is a cheater. She listed her 2 daughters as staff so their trip was paid for when she went to Africa. Also brings all her buddies to Spain, and they paid just for their airfaire. She has tons of staff, more than Mrs. Bush that she brings along on these trips, besides Secret Service. The upcoming Hawaii trip is $4 million. Don’t forget on several trips the fam was taking FLOTUS decided to leave a few hours early thus we had to pay twice for airflights and many other things because she couldn’t wait for the Pres.

  • The Elector of Saxony

    “And the lovely Michelle Obama tries to help by encouraging a healthy diet and you morons attack her.”

    She doesn’t want to encourage. Like all leftists, she wants to compel. She already has her way with the poor souls languishing in public schools. Of course, the EBT card recipients will still find their taxpayer transfer money cards will function at Jack in the Box, KFC, Taco Bell and the like.

    You want to fight obesity in America? Make the EBT card good for lean meats, fruits, vegetables, beans and rice only. Get the 50 million Americans who live in the drive-through and on the couch back to work and they’ll lose weight. You see, people used to go dig ditches or lay brick if they had to support their family. Now they just get set up for the free food and housing and lay back waiting for the pizza guy. The former were thin, the latter are fat. No surprise there, right?

  • Amash

    Forget this nonsense about Mooshell encouraging a healthy diet. Look at what she and the Ovomit eat. As usual with these two, it is do as we say, we will do what we want. Eat right while I drink top shelf vodka, eat fries, and am always in pictures where I’m shoveling food into my fat mouth. Hypocrites thy name is Obamas.

  • jharp

    #33 December 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    Weelove commented:

    “Jharp you just proved that I am the adult in the room. WE do as tax payers pay for all that president and family do!!! ”

    No we don’t, dumbass. The Obama’s pay for every penny of their personal expenses. And yes, that includes vacations

    Are you really this f*cking stupid? Really?

  • jharp

    #36 December 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Amash commented:

    “Forget this nonsense about Mooshell encouraging a healthy diet. Look at what she and the Ovomit eat.”

    Obviously not as healthy as Governor Christie. Or Newt. Right?

    Just look at your pathetic self. The Obama’s look as healthy and fit as any first family ever and you are whining about what they eat.

    What a loser you are. Embarrassing. Get a life.

  • Road Kill

    Sorry to break this bad news to ya’ll, but those 4 out of 5 lardo black chics…. They smell just as sour and cheesy as their white counter-parts.

    Yup, tis true. Being black doesn’t mean you’re tefloned against that funky skunk stink. Mooch would do better by giving advice on keeping clean for the lard-buckets, and giving out free coupons for deodorant soap and yeast infection creams.

  • Weelove

    Cussing and name calling so that proves your point!? Like I said check out the real facts and before you call me names understand I do have a degree in several areas such as political, history and business. Plus I do not commit unless I know what I’m saying! Funny thing is you don’t know if I am a male/female gay/straight black/white/other. So understand this Don’t judge people just because they don’t worship all that is Obama

  • AUSONIUS

    jharp:
    If government mandates are “encouraging” then in your webster’s I suppose communism could be defined as merely prodding or nudging someone along (never mind the gulags, ak-47 armed “encourager” and so forth).

    There is nothing redeeming nor benign about someone using the coercive power of government to accomplish their personal agenda by removing a person’s choices or limiting them.

    I’m thinking of starting a study that will identify the particular things the Left desires to do and spend their money (or what has been confiscated from someone else and transferred to them) on in order to start a movement to tax all such things to a point of absurdity to see how they like it. Perhaps we’ll have the NRA receiving subsidies (aka: planned parenthood and countless other left-wing organizations. Your affinity for such coercion should find such a move quite endorsable.

    BTW: if you really believe that off-color remarks here constitute someone being the “absolute worst” then I would say you:
    a: don’t have a clue
    b: don’t have a functioning moral compass
    c: are an imbecile who is in the habit of making foolish statements
    d: ALL OF THE ABOVE

  • jharp

    #34 December 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    nobama commented:

    “One more comment re the vacations. Yes we do pay for the vacations.”

    No we don’t dumbass.

    God you people are stupid.

  • jony101

    why?
    1. foodstamps make you fat
    2. sitting on couch watching oprah all day
    3. only excercise is walk to mailbox to get welfare check.

    I’m not kidding, I stand by my comments.

  • jharp

    #40 December 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Weelove commented:

    ” Like I said check out the real facts”

    I have. Taxpayers don’t pay for the Obama’s vacations, you fool.

    “Plus I do not commit unless I know what I’m saying!”

    You just did. You claimed Obama’s vacations are paid for by taxpayers. That is false.

    “Funny thing is you don’t know if I am a male/female gay/straight black/white/other. ”

    What’s funny about it? I could not care less about your sex, sexual orientation, nor skin color. Could not care less.

  • AUSONIUS

    jharp:
    your bafoonery is without end

    You might wish to look at the replete number of stories that demostrate the cost of the obama regime to us taxpayers to the tune of @ 1.4 billion (which btw, makes royal families in other countries look like paupers by comparison).

    This would include all of the regal parties they throw and so forth.

    Your ignorance would be slightly entertaining were it not for the fact that there are alot of equally ignorant people blathering for the democrats (marxist party) these days.

  • Sasja

    jarp doesn’t contribute anything in the way of taxes to the fed coffers so he wouldn’t pay for their vacations; only the productive members of society who are taxed to the limit fund these grifters vacay.

  • Weelove

    Jharp. So he pays the secret service, for Air Force one, etc… You are too funny!!! Please grow up and learn to find real facts Your making a fool of yourself and hahahaha. I do love a debate with one who refuses the know facts before opening their mouth

  • gerr

    Being an agitator will cause weight gain in your middle and your hair to fall out.
    You love the Obamas too much.

  • Weelove

    Hey folks hope things are well for all!! Just really enjoying a beautiful night with a firepit going, clear sky and drinking a few!! Have a great week and be safe out there!!

  • Patty

    Michael Bloomberg Puts Anti-Gun Plans Into Action

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/kevinglass/2012/12/02/michael_bloomberg_puts_antigun_plans_into_action

    from obesity, big gulps, cigarettes, and now GUNS, this idiot just won’t stop dictating and taking away all our rights and freedoms. NOW, HOPE THE LIBTARDS ARE HAPPY.
    HE IS COMING FOR YOU.

  • DomesticGoddess

    EWWW – the trolls are out in full force on every post. Just go away, you sniveling, sore winners.

  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    WTF is it with her and the suicide bomber belts? Oh….never mind.

  • Patty
  • Obamao

    “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.”

    Any correlation with ‘free’ government cheese?

  • Patty
  • Patty

    Michelle Obama Drops From No. 1 Spot on Most Powerful Women List

    http://www.loop21.com/life/michelle-obama-most-powerful-women-list-forbes-loses-top-spot

  • Patty

    It’s called uneducated and the education system has let a few down and behind.

    Of course on that score, Obama’s lead from behind.

  • Obamao

    jharp, “God you people are stupid.” [repeated endlessly]

    Next to Obama, jharp is clearly the smartest person in the room. [literally]

  • Teddy

    Does anyone really care anymore that Moooooooochelle is the first lady (read faux woman)?

    She’s as useless as her husband.

    jharp = faux outrage = YAWN

  • BigRed

    “…sore winners.”

    They didn’t win anything. It’s more like what Ned Beatty got in Deliverance. The only difference is these people pulled down their pants willingly.

  • Indiana

    Look at that wookie run!

  • Jesusland

    The poorest among us are also the fattest. God bless America, truly the land of milk and honey.

  • Highlander

    Complex? Only if you’re an idiot. If you don’t work, sit on your arse all day watching Oprah, and chow down on all sorts of free food, you get fat. It’s not rocket science …

  • Coasta

    What is that on Moocher’s left foot? Garden goo?

  • Limousine Barry

    ‘Despite Michelle Obama’s Best Efforts… 4 of 5 African American Women Are Overweight’

    Hey, keep your eyes off my wife’s huge arse!

    I know she can afford Liposuction. It didn’t work for her!

    She has already had two of them and she just puts the fat back on her arse. They are only temporary… at least for Mochie!

    Once you have a big arse… you always have a big arse!

  • Jaimo

    JHarp, go away. We’re just having a little fun, since you morons on the left love to do it so much with the republican women folk, we can do it right back. I do not consider Michelle Obama lovely, first of all, she’s got one eye that doesn’t look in the same direction, those boob belts make her look fat and she has legs like Hillary Clinton. Now with regard to the children, the Obama girls are adorable, the little one is cute as a button (doesn’t look like either of the parents) the older one is pretty but looks like her father and way to thin if you ask me.

    I always thought Chelsea Clinton was pretty even in her fuzzy hair days, I knew she would grow out of that and I love her smile.

    So please just go away and let us do our venting, we’re just tired of liberals telling the rest of us what to do and exempting themselves from those rules. We’re not serfs for the Obamas……..yet.

  • SomethingWicked

    My god this woman is a National Embarrassment

  • gsrider

    Jharp,
    Go fukc yourself you arrogant self rightous whiney little douchebag.

  • carrier pigeon

    Don’t know if our Soros-paid operative jharp is still on the boards, but if so, please try to THINK.

    Sure, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to help people eat more healthy foods. But Michelle “orders” them to. She doesn’t lead or create a group co-hort team spirit about it. It’s more of a scolding and that’s why people don’t like it. In the schools she has “lectured” at, there has been an increase of vicious bullying of the overweight kids. This is what she creates. She’s not a cheerleader. She’s more like a “mother may I” type.

    Meanwhile, she and her children eat the best of the best and most expensive foods available that SHE never has to shop for, prepare, etc. She has an entire staff just devoted to her food preparation. Her children go to an extremely expensive private school where gourmet foods are served every day–foods maybe you might get a couple of times in your life, and yet they dine on it every day, then come home to the WH to do the same. Next, she has ALL the time in the world to just eat right, work out with a personal trainer, have her hair, nails, brows, makeup done professionally. She is NOT a “woman of the people.” Far from it. In Chicago they told her she could give up her law license voluntarily or they would take it. She gave it up. Reason? She would shunt poor black people to OTHER hospitals than the one she was working for. That’s why they paid her the big bucks. Problem is that’s it’s illegal.

    So, why are minorities overweight? POVERTY. Here’s how it works for those who aren’t familiar with it (I am). Let’s say you only have limited funds. Three apples cost as much as a large bag of cookies and a large bag of potato chips AND a litre of soda if you get the bargain brands. So, do the math: picture in your minds 3 measly (but good for you apples) against all the other stuff. Plus, the opiates in the fat-filled foods ease tension temporarily. Junk foods give the illusion of feeling full. And then there’s the addictive properties of high fructose corn syrup. The history of eating fatty foods goes back more than 100 years, because that’s what humans in poverty rely on–but before it would have been healthier than today’s processed foods.

    HOUSING. Poor Americans are exposed to sub-standard housing and the accompanying problems–molds, lead, etc. Coping with the maladies associated with being poisoned by your environment negates the ability to focus on other improvements, and one just keeps trudging on.

    EDUCATION/CULTURE. The poorest minorities are swept into a culture of crime, drugs, infidelity, and do not in general value education as a step toward self-sufficiency. It’s become cultural to feel like a “master” is gonna take care of you. Those who make MONEY from that attitude have promoted it to the maximum, so that they can continue to MAKE MONEY off of poor people. Essentially, the poor elect them and they get major salaries and all kinds of perks by catering to the “don’t worry, I’LL take care of you” crap they peddle.

    About their older daughter. She may be anorexic. It is a big problem with that age, but I think it’s that she takes after her (true) grandfather, and of course her father http://www.malcolmx.com/about/photos.html I didn’t think the person was attacking her for being thin. Their younger daughter inherited a more typical physique.

    Next: about the vacations. I think you’re projecting your idealism onto the Obamas. That’s okay, but you have to realize you’re doing it. YES, they are spending millions on themselves and are not spending their personal money. They don’t make that much. That would be impossible.

    I think you should read these two articles to get started:

    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=11457

    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2012/10/1-4-billion-spent-on-the-obamas-in-2012-british-taxpayers-only-spent-57-8-million-on-the-royal-family-2-2477038.html

    There’s more in the UK papers: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135914/Michelle-Obamas-Spanish-vacation-cost-taxpayers-500-000.html

    There’s a lot of news coverage out there on this kind of thing.

    So….the decision is yours. Will you educate yourself or just slam people who are sick of the Obamas acting like a king and queen, or will you devote yourself to “crushing” opposition to the new American royalty.

    BTW: Have they invited YOU on any of their vacays or golf games? What EXACTLY have they actually done for you that makes your life better?

    Don’t be fooled. Africans sold other Africans into slavery, and almost 30% of the free black population in the South owned slaves. That’s right. There’s nothing new under the sun, jharp. There is no reason for you to pretend about these people. They’re just people. Obama doesn’t give a rat’s ass about poor blacks (look at Hurricane Sandy). He just used them as a stepping stone to get the good stuff and now he’s riding high…

    Take care.

  • Teddy

    Hey how about Egypt – Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood pet project just reinstated slavery. I nominate both them to go try it out.

    Getting entitlement people to eat healthy is a noble but useless endeavor. They are entitled to eat up your tax dollars anyway they see fit. The only thing that will change it is when they have to pay for themselves from money they’ve earned.

    54 Christmas trees this year at the White House. Hey, Occupy! How’s that protest against the 1% going?

  • OpenTheDoor

    “The causes of this alarming obesity rate are various and complex…”
    Could it be because they eat too much, don’t work, the only exercise they get is leg spreads so they can have another state sponsored offspring?
    The only nation in the world where poor people are fat!

  • GP Fan

    She was always overweight, until recently! Look at her older pictures, before the white house. That’s why it was always a strange thing for her to champion.

  • 18Delta

    Yeah, well so is she.