New reasons for racial disparities in obesity among women revealed

racial disparities obesityRacial disparities in obesity rates among U.S. adults often are blamed on socioeconomic status because of its influence on diet and physical activity, but a new model suggests this is true only for men.

Bisakha Sen, Ph.D., associate professor of health care policy at UAB, says the data suggests culture or genetics may play a larger role among women in her findings published in Obesity.

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