Re: Where all the corn fed girls at!
Japanese have higher rates of stomach cancer, Black men have higher rates of prostate cancer, Mexicans have higher rates of diabetes, White women have higher rates of breast cancer...but I can't single out those groups? How is that any different than saying black women have higher rates of obesity? It is a fact. Those are facts that I need to know as a medical professional, those are the realities that face the world. The fact that black women have higher rates of obesity is also important and something that other people need to know also. Especially since so many other medical conditions accompany those things. It would be completely different if it singled out black women and said something like, "black women are bad becasue..." But that isn't at what is going on. They were presenting a scientific fact. The women (and many rural residents) need to have it pointed out. Would you realize you are overweight if everyone else that you know is also overweight? It makes it easier for them to not realize that there is something that they need to fix. Someone needs to point it out. As a physician I have to be able to look at someone and say straight up to them, "are you aware that you are obese, and what can I do to help you fix that?"