Obesity in Minority Women: Calories, Commerce, and Culture

  • Phelan S
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Abstract

Obesity is increasing at epidemic rates in all women, but especially in minority women and children. Factors that contribute to this include changes in caloric intake and expenditure (calories), cost and ease of acquiring food along with pressures from the marketplace and media (commerce) and the community response to the increasing prevalence of obesity and sedentary lifestyle (culture). © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Minority women
  • Obesity
  • Obesity prevalence
  • Social networks

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  • Sharon T. Phelan

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