Interventions prevent African American female weight gain

New research published by scientists at Duke University in the US has found that interventions are a key method for cutting weight gain in African American women.
Black females in the North American country have substantially higher rates of obesity and lower body satisfaction compared to their white counterparts, according to Dr Gary Bennett, who led the study.
But a new technique, which involves an intervention not focused on diet or weight loss could work in reducing the chances of obesity.
Scientists about Duke University recruited 194 overweight black women aged between 25 and 44 years old and found that if they were told the trial was aimed at holistically improving health and wellbeing, instead of reducing body mass, the results were substantially better.
However, Dr Bennett said it is still necessary to improve diets in the African American community.
The study’s conclusion read: “It is clear that new treatment approaches, such as weight gain prevention, are necessary to contend with the considerable challenge of obesity in this population.”

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