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Fear of not having enough food may lead to obesity
Date:4/27/2012

fullness, leading to overeating and inappropriate weight gain, Dr. Gross explained.

Food-insecure mothers also were more concerned about their child becoming overweight than mothers who weren't worried about having enough food for their families.

"This work suggests that in addition to addressing hunger and malnutrition, it is critical that policy efforts be made to work with food-insecure families to prevent the opposite problem obesity," Dr. Gross said.


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