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Black Women and Fat By ALICE RANDALL (NY Times Opinion)

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Black Women and Fat


Published: May 5, 2012

FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight. One out of four middle-aged black women has diabetes. With $174 billion a year spent on diabetes-related illness in America and obesity quickly overtaking smoking as a cause of cancer deaths, it is past time to try something new.

The was a very popular article as illustrated by the tracking on the bit.ly link tracking (which is justr a subset of the social media lift https://bitly.com/Ix8Vh2+

Most of the conversation online was in reaction, to the reaction, to the article. I can't tell most people never read the actual article.

You might rememeber as the noveleist who wrote "The Wind Done Gone" Randall also has a new novel: Ada Rules about an overweight women http://aalbc.com/authors/alice-randall.html

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