Obesity in African American Women
- Variants of the insulin receptor substrate-1 and fatty acid binding protein 2 genes and the risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and hyperinsulinemia in Africa-Americans: The atherosclerosis risk ... Lei, Hsien-Hsien; Coresh, Josef; Shuldiner, Alan R.; Boerwinkle, Eric; Brancati, Frederick L. // Diabetes;Sep99, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p1868
Compares insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) and the Ala54Thr variant of fatty acid binding protein 2 (FAB2) genes in diabetic, obese and hyperinsulinemic African-Americans. Contribution of the increase fatty acids to insulin resistance; IRS-1 and FAB2 as risk factors in type 2 diabetes;...
- Fact or Fiction? Sulmers, Claire // Essence (Time Inc.);Mar2008, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p132
The article presents questions and answers related to diabetes in African Americans, including taking insulin, advantages of holistic treatment over the traditional one, and the definition of diabesity.
- BEATING DIABETES. Harris, Leslie // Essence (Essence);May2001, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p80
Focuses on the prevalence of diabetes among Afro-Americans. Increase in the rate of diabetics; Risk of diabetes associated with obesity; Information on a case of a diabetic patient; Ways to prevent the disease. INSETS: DIABETES X-FACTORS;DIABETES DATA.
- Black Diabetes Deaths Double That of Whites. Nuttall, Rebecca // Chicago Citizen - Hyde Park Edition;8/8/2012, Vol. 23 Issue 37, p8
The article informs that the African Americans are more likely to report diabetes testing than the Americans in Illinois.
- Diabetics learn to change lifestyle, diet to improve longevity. Heinkel-Wolfe, Peggy // New York Amsterdam News;12/5/2002, Vol. 93 Issue 49, p18
Focuses on the increasing incidence of diabetes among Afro-Americans. Number of Afro-Americans diagnosed with the disease; Likelihood of Afro-Americans developing the disease compared to native Americans; Factors that have contributed to the development of the disease; Reference to the life of...
- A Randomized Trial of an Intervention to Improve Self-Care Behaviors of African-American Women With Type 2 Diabetes. Keyserling, Thomas C.; Samuel-Hodge, Carmen D.; Ammerman, Alice S.; Ainsworth, Barbara E.; Henríquez-Roldán, Carlos F.; Elasy, Tom A.; Skelly, Anne H.; Johnston, Larry F.; Bangdiwala, Shrikant I. // Diabetes Care;Sep2002, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p1576
OBJECTIVE-- To determine whether a culturally appropriate clinic- and community-based intervention for African-American women with type 2 diabetes will increase moderate-intensity physical activity (PA). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS-- In this randomized controlled trial conducted at seven...
- Tackling the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity. Yeldell, Cynthia // Crisis (15591573);Summer2009, Vol. 116 Issue 3, p5
The article discusses childhood obesity. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that African Americans are 51% more likely to be obese than Caucasian Americans. Pamela Green Jackson founded the Youth Becoming Healthy program in 2003 to help children in Albany,...
- The New Childhood Epidemic: Diabesity. Evans, Julie A. // Prevention;Dec2003, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p106
Gives advice on preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes among children in the U.S. Signs of diabetes in a child; Characteristics of diabetes; Correlation between rising obesity and lack of exercise and diabetes; Complications of type 2 diabetes; Views on obesity. INSETS: Is Your Child at...
- Cancer: UGA College of Public Health cancer survival study uncovers wide racial disparities. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;3/21/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article presents information on the African Americans in Georgia that have poor survival rates as a patient of cancer.