Background: Intraabdominal adipose tissue IAAT is the body fat depot most strongly related to disease risk. Weight reduction is advocated for overweight people to reduce total body fat and IAAT, although little is known about the effect of weight loss on abdominal fat distribution in different races. Objective: We compared the effects of diet-induced weight loss on changes in abdominal fat distribution in white and black women. We measured total body fat by using a 4-compartment model, trunk fat by using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and cross-sectional areas of IAAT at the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae and subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue SAAT by using computed tomography. Results: Weight loss was similar in white and black women
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Guest Writer x Sep 26, This is the exact conversation I had with my sister during my senior year of high school as we walked around our neighborhood together. Meanwhile, I was meeting random guys from other schools on MySpace and hooking up with them in secret. At this time, I was still not very well aware of how to accept my sexuality since, in my house, it was frowned upon and not discussed outside of reprimands and scare tactics. So I kept it to journal entries and literotica, within which I was able to create my own worlds and desirability, one of the few spaces in my life where I had complete control of my narrative and how I saw myself. This had always been my method of expression, as it was very personal and entertaining for me. I even used sharing it with others as a way to connect, but it was usually in an admittedly creepy way—instead of telling a crush that I liked them, I would write literotica involving them and give them the finished product, proud of my filthy little gift filled with my aching desire for them.
FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight. One out of four middle-aged black women has diabetes. What we need is a body-culture revolution in black America. Chemically, in its ability to promote disease, black fat may be the same as white fat. Culturally it is not. I know I did. I asked God to give me big thighs like my dancing teacher, Diane.