Obesity Paradox Summary

Obesity Paradox Summary - Sarah Ohlinger Dr. Fey-Yensan NFS...

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Sarah Ohlinger Dr. Fey-Yensan NFS 395 25 February 2009 Obesity Paradox Position Paper Summary After reading the article on “The Food Insecurity- Obesity Paradox: A Review of the Literature and the Role Food Stamps Play” According to the experts in this article, there seems to be a positive correlation between food insecurity and obesity. One would normally project that a food insecure household would e malnourished, underweight and deficient in many nutrients. The interesting paradox that exists is that the opposite seems to be true- these families are over- consuming food and are obese. As stated in the article, since these households are receiving federal assistance, there remains speculation as to why this correlation still exists. A study was conducted to take an in depth look at the relationship between food insecurity and obesity. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (a telephone survey) was used to test this relationship. It was noted after the survey that a higher percentage of women were obese than men. A number of different studies were conducted and most resulted in a correlation between obesity and food insecurity, which seemed to be more prevalent in women. As stated in the article, “the prevalence of overweight in women increased as the severity of food insecurity increased, from food security, to mild food
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2009 for the course NFS 395 taught by Professor Sebelia during the Spring '09 term at Rhode Island.

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