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

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  • 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.
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  • Cardel MI; Pavela G; Dhurandhar E; Allison DB
  • Start Page

  • 18
  • End Page

  • 19
  • Volume

  • 40