By Catherine Fisher Collins
Written by means of a group of specialists that incorporates medical professionals, nurses, social employees, psychologists, and chemists, this guide specializes in the ailments that pose the best possibility to African American girls this present day. issues comprise African American ladies and middle sickness, sickle mobilephone, breast melanoma, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, in addition to psychological disease. Social matters that have an effect on healthiness also are tested, together with poverty, homelessness, rigidity, racism, sexism, and remedy disparities. thirds of the chapters are all-new with clean themes and knowledge, and the rest chapters were thoroughly up to date.
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Type 2 diabetes in American adults is frequently associated with the metabolic (also known as dysmetabolic) syndrome, which comprises obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and proinflammatory/prothrombotic state. (Proinflammatory/prothrombotic refers to the 20 AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S HEALTH AND SOCIAL ISSUES tendency to build up clot on top of cholesterol plaques). Yet Dr. Karol Watson reports that African Americans have a higher prevalence of resistance to insulin even after controlling for obesity and lifestyle factors (Watson, 2005).
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African American Women's Health and Social Issues: Second Edition by Catherine Fisher Collins