Future research directions for the insurance hypothesis regarding food insecurity and obesity

Michelle I. Cardel, Greg Pavela, Emily Dhurandhar, David B. Allison

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Abstract

The focus of this commentary is Nettle et al.'s insurance hypothesis linking food insecurity to a high body mass index (BMI). We discuss how the relationship between race/ethnicity and obesity in the United States is consistent with this hypothesis, then present potential ways forward to elucidate the validity of this hypothesis in humans through rigorous controlled trials.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere110
Pages (from-to)18-19
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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