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  2. Sep 22, 2023

Obesity-Related Death Is on the Rise, Especially Among Black Individuals

Obesity-related death increased threefold from 1999 to 2020, according to a study from the American Heart Association. This trend was highest among Black Americans, and American Indian or Alaska Native also saw very high increases.


Raisi-Estabragh Z, Kobo O, Mieres J, et al. Racial disparities in obesity-related cardiovascular mortality in the United States: temporal trends from 1999 to 2020J Am Heart Assoc. 2023;12(18):e028409. doi:10.1161/JAHA.122.028409

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