obesity

Dr. Ian Smith is a best-selling author, TV personality and creator of the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile. He has helped millions of people get healthy and lose weight. First, he breaks down the important statistics about obesity in America: 36% of US adults are obese, but 48% of African Americans are […]

New Jersey resident Errol Narvaez was mortified after he was removed from a United Airlines flight due to his weight.

Dr. Jennifer Caudle explained on NewsOne Now that many African-Americans don't realize how important sleep is and many of us take it for granted. According to Caudle, the average American should get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Unfortunately, the majority of the American populace does not reach this mark.

A.D. Dolphin joined guest host Jeff Johnson on NewsOne Now for this week's installment of Fit!Live!Win! to share how the Dherbs 20-Day Cleanse can help transform your life by naturally cleansing and detoxifying the body to aid in necessary weight release, enhancing the immune system, and increasing your energy levels.

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge delivers this week’s CBC Message To America focusing on the plight of children in this country. Fudge explained to viewers that parents, teachers, students and community activists tell her the same thing -- “children across this country need our help.”

Did you know that there are different types of body fat? According to a new study published in the journal Diabetes, people with higher levels…

The issue of blacks and weight management continues to be a problematic topic. Studies say that four out of five black women are overweight or…

According to the CDC, in 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women…

For the first time in U.S. history, our youngest generation is expected to live a shorter life than their parents as a result of childhood obesity. Lisa Ling meets families who are struggling to help their children lose weight in order to survive. Tune in for an all-new episode of Our America with “Generation XXL” […]

Obese black women have a better weight-related quality of life than white women with the same weight, according to a new U.S. study.

African-Americans frequently look towards race and economic factors as our biggest challenges, but there are self-inflicted problems that are literally killing us. The recent and untimely deaths of Heavy D and Patrice O’Neal has made the health issues that arise from being overweight very hard to ignore. According to HuffPost, obesity is a “full-blown crisis […]

It is no secret that America is experiencing a child obesity epidemic. But this story reveals how severe the problem truly is. SEE ALSO: The Jackson 4 The Associated Press reports that an 8-year-old boy from Cleveland was taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds. The boy was removed from his […]