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Hair over health: For many black women, style trumps exercise

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Charliiey says she won't exercise after spending several hours, and big bucks, at the salon. (Photo by Julie Zeveloff)

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Charliiey says she won't exercise after spending several hours, and big bucks, at the salon. (Photo by Julie Zeveloff)

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A new study finds that many African-American woman stay out of the gym to avoid damaging their hairdos, making the fight against the high rate of obesity among such women that much tougher.


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