The Food Insecurity-Obesity Paradox as a Vicious Cycle for Women

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A Qualitative Study

New from the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health:

“For participants the food insecurity-obesity paradox was experienced as a vicious cycle that included overlapping experiences of poverty, food insecurity, weight gain leading to obesity, stress, and chronic disease.  By gathering the stories of women who have experienced weight gain in the context of food insecurity, this paper offers insights into the nuances of the food insecurity-obesity paradox and how, for these women, it affected their daily lives, what challenges they faced as well as what coping strategies they used.”

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