African American/Black men suffer disproportionately from type 2 diabetes, hypertension and experiences with strokes and heart attacks compared to men in other racial/ethnic groups. Each of these conditions are obesity-related. The Office of Minority Health reports the prevalence of overweight and obesity (BMI>25) among African American/Black men is 70%. Fortunately, weight loss of 10% can improve risk factors associated with these conditions through improvements in eating habits and increased physical activity.
WORRIED ABOUT YOUR HEART HEALTH? DIABETES?
READY TO MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES?
PANTS NOT FITTING THE SAME?
TEAM, the Together Eating & Activity Matters program, is a FREE 3-month weight loss research study designed specifically for African American conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.
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