Blavity | April 27, 2022 | Martha A. Dawson
Obesity has become an international public crisis that is estimated to lead to multiple physical and mental health issues. Obesity is a multifactorial health issue resulting from eating habits, genetic factors, lack of physical activities and sleeping patterns. There are also socio-political and cultural influences, such as food insecurities, environmental factors and stress. In the U.S., 40% of the population is living with obesity. While no American is immune to this complex and chronic disease, Black Americans are disproportionately impacted, with nearly half of Black adults living with obesity nationwide.