No Spillover Effect of the Foreclosure Crisis on Weight Change: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)

@inproceedings{Downing2016NoSE,
  title={No Spillover Effect of the Foreclosure Crisis on Weight Change: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)},
  author={Janelle Downing and Andrew J. Karter and Hector Castan Rodriguez and Bruce B. Taylor and Nancy Logkwood Adler and Dean Schillinger and Margaret Warton and Barbara A. Laraia},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
The emerging body of research suggests the unprecedented increase in housing foreclosures and unemployment between 2007 and 2009 had detrimental effects on health. Using data from electronic health records of 105,919 patients with diabetes in Northern California, this study examined how increases in foreclosure rates from 2006 to 2010 affected weight change. We anticipated that two of the pathways that explain how the spike in foreclosure rates affects weight gain-increasing stress and… CONTINUE READING

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