Obesity degrades quality of life

Sherif, Katherine
November 2005
New York Amsterdam News;11/24/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 48, Special section p17
This article states that obesity degrades quality of life. African Americans have a disproportionate share of the obesity burden. By the time they reach the age of 50 years, 80 percent of African-American women and 60 percent of African-American men will be overweight or obese. Obesity robs individuals and their families of quality of life. Obesity is associated with arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, cancer, sleep problems and asthma. People substitute fruit juices for soda because they believe it is healthier, when in fact; fruit juice is pure sugar and contains more sugar than soda.


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