Populations around the world are getting fatter. People of all ages are showing signs of diabetes and other conditions which are associated with being fat. It has been found that people of African, Asian and Hispanic origins are at particularly increased risk from obesity and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes. Due to a variety of cultural and socio-economic factors, women from these populations seem to be at especially high risk from the dangers of overweight. In this article, Conya Gilmore reports on 'Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better', an initiative in the USA which is designed to encourage black women to maintain a healthy weight by becoming more physically active and eating healthier foods.
Sisters Together, NIDDK, blacks, media, guidelines