Negative Obesity News Stories Circulate In African American Newspapers


In a research conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans compose more than half of the obese population in the United States.

In a similar study, the University of Missouri School of Journalism (MU) reports that most newspapers intended for the African American communities approach obesity health stories in a negative tone. MU maintains that stories which indicate positive orientation about African American health create more persuasive impact among African American communities to make health-desirable decisions.

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