Relationship between perceived stress and dietary and activity patterns in older adults participating in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study.

@article{Laugero2011RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between perceived stress and dietary and activity patterns in older adults participating in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study.},
  author={Kevin D. Laugero and Luis Falcon and Katherine L Tucker},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={194-204}
}
Previous research supports a relationship between psychological stress and chronic disease in Puerto Rican adults living in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Stress may affect health by influencing dietary and physical activity patterns. Therefore, perceived stress and two hypothesized mediators of stress-related food intake, insulin and cortisol, were examined for possible associations with dietary and activity patterns in >1300 Puerto Ricans (aged 45-75 years; 70% women) living in the Boston… CONTINUE READING

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