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HBCUs Join Together in 'Fighting the Fat'

HBCUs Join Together in
Posted By: on October 24, 2005

HBCUs are joining together to do something about the serious health crisis that is affecting young African-Americans. HBCUs are introducing healthier meals in the cafeterias in an effort to fight the fat.

Several HBCUs including Lincoln University -Pennsylvania, South Carolina State, and Talladega College are uniting to help young people get healthier and eat healthier.

According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention 70% of African-American women from varying age groups qualify as overweight or obese.

African-Americans suffering from obesity are more likely to be at risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
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