Violence from parents in childhood and obesity in adulthood: using food in response to stress as a mediator of risk.

@article{Greenfield2009ViolenceFP,
  title={Violence from parents in childhood and obesity in adulthood: using food in response to stress as a mediator of risk.},
  author={Emily A Greenfield and Nadine F. Marks},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={791-8}
}
Guided by a life course perspective and concepts from models of stress and coping, this study tested the extent to which self-reported profiles of physical and psychological violence in childhood from parents were associated with greater odds of obesity in adulthood. This study also examined the extent to which adults' greater use of food in response to stress served as a mediator of potential associations of risk. Multivariate regression models were estimated using data from 1650 respondents… CONTINUE READING
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