Livin' Large: African American Sisters Confront Obesity (Paperback)
Product Descriptionby Stacy Ann Mitchell, M.D. and Teri D. Mitchell
Written by two African American Sisters who truly understand the issue: Stacy Ann Mitchell, M.D. is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She works in private practice with a focus on cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Mitchell is a founding medical director of the Hypertension Institute at Centinela Hospital and is a clinical instructor at UCLA School of Medicine. Teri D. Mitchell is a journalist, lawyer and, currently a television producer.
Through sound medical information, humorous dialogue between sisters, thoughtful essays, and real-life conversations, this book takes African American women through an informative journey of self-awareness and empowerment about their own bodies. Sixty-five percent of African American women are overweight and obese--making this group a particular target for early death and disability. Presented here are the medical facts necessary for women to make informed, educated decisions about weight and health. Included are information about finding one's ideal weight, tips on what to ask the doctor, and strategies for reaching and maintaining weight goals and optimum health.