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New reasons for racial disparities in obesity among women revealed

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  • April 17, 2014

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.