Very low food security predicts obesity predominantly in California Hispanic men and women.

@article{Leung2012VeryLF,
  title={Very low food security predicts obesity predominantly in California Hispanic men and women.},
  author={Cindy W. Leung and David R. Williams and Eduardo Villamor},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={2228-36}
}
OBJECTIVE A high prevalence of food insecurity has persisted in the USA for the past two decades. Previous studies suggest that the association between food insecurity and obesity may vary by gender and race/ethnicity. We examined whether food insecurity was associated with BMI and obesity within gender and racial/ethnic groups in a large, diverse sample of low-income adults. DESIGN A cross-sectional analysis of a large population-based health survey. We compared the distribution of BMI and… CONTINUE READING
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