Black women report a higher quality of life than white ladies of the same weight.

Additional research is needed to understand the potentially bidirectional relationship between weight and quality of life in black women. .. African American women are less suffering from being overweight psychologically While all obese females are less satisfied with the weight-related quality of their lives than ladies of ‘normal’ weight, black women report a higher quality of life than white ladies of the same weight. Furthermore, black women look like more concerned about the physical limitations resulting from their obesity, than by the potential psychological consequences to be obese or overweight. These findings by Dr. Tiffany L. Cox, and her team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND, and Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting in Durham, NC, are released online in Springer’s journal Applied Analysis in Standard of living.You can view the complete Kaiser Daily Health Policy Record, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Firm and Kaiser Family Base. All rights reserved.

Abused children could become obese adults By Sally Robertson Severity of abuse in childhood or adolescence is associated with an elevated risk for overall and central obesity in adulthood, report researchers.