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By Catherine Fisher Collins

Written by way of a group of specialists that incorporates medical professionals, nurses, social employees, psychologists, and chemists, this instruction manual specializes in the ailments that pose the best hazard to African American ladies this day. subject matters contain African American ladies and middle sickness, sickle phone, breast melanoma, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, in addition to psychological ailment. Social concerns that impact future health also are tested, together with poverty, homelessness, pressure, racism, sexism, and therapy disparities. thirds of the chapters are all-new with clean themes and knowledge, and the remainder chapters were thoroughly up to date.

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Dr. Lori Mosca and others report that the waist size is also a useful predictor of coronary heart disease event rates. , 2004a). African Americans have the highest prevalence of obesity in the United States of any ethnic group. Overall the incidence of obesity is slightly over 30 percent. Moreover, 77 percent of Black women are overweight and almost 50 percent are obese. 6). Obesity kills 300,000 people yearly and is the second most preventable cause of heart disease (American Heart Association, 2005).

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