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North Texas Finds Body Style Preference of African American Females Impacting Their Health

A group of researchers led by Dr. Heather Kitzman-Ulrich, assistant professor of behavioral and community health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, has discovered that the preference of African American women toward a larger, curvier body type may be a significant barrier to maintaining healthy weight, a key factor in helping prevent chronic illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.