Plump and Proud? US Study Suggests Black Women are Heavier But Happier

Our resident nutrition expert and lifestyle coach Angela Tella shares her thoughts on a new US study comparing attitudes and beliefs about weight, health and lifestyle in black and white women.

A new study from the United States has found that black women are heavier but happier with their bodies than white women. In the most comprehensive study till date, 66 per cent of overweight or obese black women had high self-esteem compared to 41 per cent of average-sized or thin white women. Looking good was also more important to black women with 28 per cent saying that being physically attractive is ‘very important,’ compared to 11 per cent of white women. 

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