Obesity and mortality in African-Americans

Nutr Rev. 2000 Nov;58(11):346-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2000.tb01832.x.

Abstract

The Cancer Prevention Study II indicated that obesity might be associated with a smaller increase in the relative rate of mortality in African-Americans compared with whites. The absolute death rate in obese whites, however, was not higher than in obese African-Americans. Avoidance of obesity remains sound advice.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • African Americans* / statistics & numerical data
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cohort Studies
  • European Continental Ancestry Group* / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mortality
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / ethnology*
  • Obesity / mortality