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When Talking About Body Size, Women And Doctors Are Speaking Different Languages

African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group in the United States, and they are also most likely to underestimate their body weight, according to a paper from Rush University Medical Center.

The authors say cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African American women about the potential risks of obesity and the benefits of weight loss.

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Published By: Science 2.0 - Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

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