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.


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In 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese compared to other groups in the U.S. – about four out of five African American women are overweight or obese. What’s the difference between being […]

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 of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes. But…what exactly is brown fat? According to WebMD, scientists have found that lean people tend to have more brown […]

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 obese, and that blacks in general are about 1.5 times more likely to be obese than whites. Now, you already know the weight gain/weight loss basics: eat right and exercise. […]

If every one of Dr. Ian Smith’s diets is revolutionary, he told the Tom Joyner Morning Show it’s because he never gives up. Smith is…

It’s a shame that some black folks spend too much time ridiculing each other when there are a myriad of critical issues that need our…

Last week I began a discussion about a modern epidemic, a deadly disease that one of every two of you have, a disease that’s making you fat, sick and will kill you, but 90 percent of you don’t even know you have it. 10 Tips To Fight The Holiday Blues This disease is diabesity, the […]

The evidence linking sugar-sweetened beverages with an array of health problems — including obesity and diabetes — keeps piling up. And a new study adds one more potential risk to the list: coronary heart disease. Men have a 20 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease than men who drink none. Read: Today’s Gr8t Eat: […]

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. Headed To NYC For News Year’s Eve? Here’s Your Ultimate Packing Playlist! The researchers found that black women are more likely to be concerned about possible physical limitations caused by overweight and […]

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 […]

Overeating is not the product of loving to eat only. After watching the extreme weight shows and listening to talks shows it has become evident tht the obesity problem is much more complicated. Food gives us energy and we eat to stay energized during the day. We get used to gather around the dinner table […]