The vanishing weight gap: trends in obesity among adult food stamp participants (US) (1976-2002).

@article{Ploeg2007TheVW,
  title={The vanishing weight gap: trends in obesity among adult food stamp participants (US) (1976-2002).},
  author={Michele Ver Ploeg and Lisa Mancino and Biing-Hwan Lin and Chia-Yih Wang},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={20-36}
}
High rates of obesity among low-income populations have led some to question whether USDA's food assistance programs have contributed to this health problem. Using data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), this study shows that the association between food assistance program participation and body weight measures has weakened over the past three decades. Earlier NHANES data show that program participants were more likely to be overweight than individuals who were… CONTINUE READING