This is one of those things that is so obvious. Mos people just do the right thing and stay silent on this topic.
For the sake of harmony, its better to avoid studies comparing ethnic differences.
Of course MTO has its fill of experts on color differences.
THE WHITE MAN NEW THAT WHY WE WERE ENSLAVED THATS NOTHING NEW AND IF SOME OF US WOULD READ MORE OF ARE HISTORY INSTEAD OF DOING THINGS THAT IS ALWAYS NEGATIVELY IMPACTING US AS A RACE MAYBE YOU WOULD KNOW THIS ALREADY!!!!
WE ARE THE DREAM AND THE HOPE OF THE SLAVE SO STOP ACTING LIKE BLACK ANGLO-SAXONS AND START ACTING LIKE THE KINGS & QUEENS WHO'S BLOOD FLOWS THROUGH ARE VEINS......
I definitely agree this finding was already obvious, but there are many a fools (black fools) who still buy into Eurocentric standards of beauty. It's crazy to see some sistas so quick to want to be thin, fair-skinned, long/straight haired, with light eyes, all while everyone else is dying to have what we have naturally (curves, beautiful skin tones, versatile hair, luscious lips, etc.). We have got to stop using everyone else as our measuring sticks.
"If our results are confirmed in a larger study population by other researchers, the obesity field will need to develop ethnic-specific cutoffs for what values represent overweight and obesity."
DUH! I remember as a child looking on the back of a Children's Tylenol box to see how weight and age corresponded with the recommended dosage. The age made sense to me but the weight didn't. I said to my mom, according to this box, I'm 20 lbs overweight. My Dad said, Oh honey that's for white folks.
In my career, I've heard many doctors (white) state to black and latino parents, oh this BABY is big for it's age. Maybe you should cut back on what you're feeding him/her. The same with older children, suggestions that they are overweight or may have a thyroid problem.
We are built (physically and genetically) and develop different from the majority. There are obvious PHYSICAL implications that represent our greater muscle mass.
@ oneofakind25 - Artificial tanning isn't healthy. That doctor is stupid, get another one. The effects of tanning is worse on white skin. If you're out in the sun, you're getting your NATURAL Vitamin D, which is necessary (Did she mention that?). Just remember to use plenty of sunscreen ALL OVER. Black people aren't exempt from skin cancer.
That is why white people invented all these drugs like steroids and stuff to make their penis large, but still can't find a cure for AIDS.
More black people should be commenting on this issue but they too busy trying to find out the latest on Beyawnce.
A Black woman at 5'3" 145lbs is beautiful! ...curvy! The doctor will tell you that you are over weight. Why? Because they compare you to a white woman at 5'3" 145lbs, who would look so fat and horrible with those same stats! They can't be that size because their behinds would not stick out nicely like a Black woman, they would spread on the sides, with wider flat butts! Black people are physically superior. Don't take it as racist. Look at the sports world. who dominates physically? Black people because of their natural stature. Without even working out, Black men have toned, muscular bodies.
I actually agree with this study... my doctor told me in 2007 that I don't have much body fact....she kept trying to inject me in the arm but it took her for ever to find a fatty place... I'm pretty sure I was 130lb then before Freshman 15 lol...N' most Black people like me can not stand a cold weather because we do not have a lot of body fat like some races...I'm not saying names!!!lmao
I knew this. Other races have to injest protein to gain more muscle. Our bone mass is larger as well.
What we should do is use it to our health advantage and work out at least 5 times/week. You will be suprised how good you will look, and quickly. Co-sign @ one, I've become addicted to jogging. LOL
Well, really its just Basketball, Football, and Boxing. If you consider the amount of sports there are that are not dominated by Black people it isn't so convincing. To name a few, Soccer, Rugby, Baseball, Cricket, all the winter sports, swimming, mixed martial arts, tennis, gymnastics, weight lifting( strong man), volleyball, golf, and pretty much all olympic events except for sprint based events. Now I'm not taking away from the level of physical prowess it takes to play Basketball, Football, and Boxing, but I wouldn't really begin to imply that black people are overwhelmingly dominant in sports.