Stress-related eating and drinking behavior and body mass index and predictors of this behavior.

@article{Laitinen2002StressrelatedEA,
  title={Stress-related eating and drinking behavior and body mass index and predictors of this behavior.},
  author={Jaana H. Laitinen and Ellen Ek and Ulla Sovio},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={29-39}
}
BACKGROUND Earlier studies on stress and obesity have not considered coping in situations involving stress. This study examines the associations between stress-related eating and drinking and obesity and the factors predicting this behavior. Predictive factors include risk factors for adult obesity, longitudinal socioeconomic status, and perceived social support. METHODS A longitudinal, population-based study of 2,359 men and 2,791 women born in 1966 in Northern Finland was conducted… CONTINUE READING