It seems that black and hispanic women in their 20-30's become obese faster than white women. for every white woman diagnosed with diabetes, 1.6 black women are diagnosed too. it seems to be a race issue as to the reason why black women are more prone, it must be because of preferences in diet but I am not sure on this one.
another fact: 1 in 4 black women ages 55 up are diabetics. :(
could it be because African American cooking can be rich and fattening? I remember going to a barbecue in church and they had the most amazing food!!! They really know how to cook and their fried chicken.... mmmmm!!!!
Well, if you look at culture and diet, they seem to be tied. Look at the Japanese who eat seafood all the time, or the Tibetan Monks who seldom eat meat... They have less incidence of diabetis compared to African Americans.