Obesity and mortality in African-Americans.

@article{Stevens2000ObesityAM,
  title={Obesity and mortality in African-Americans.},
  author={June Stevens},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2000},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={346-53}
}
The Cancer Prevention Study II indicated that obesity might be associated with a smaller increase in the relative rate of mortality in African-Americans compared with whites. The absolute death rate in obese whites, however, was not higher than in obese African-Americans. Avoidance of obesity remains sound advice. 

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