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Psychological Mechanisms Linking Food Insecurity and Obesity: A Quantitative Pilot Study

2018-02-26 20:24:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The current pilot study will examine emergent hypotheses by investigating the role of psychological mechanisms in the relationship between food insecurity and obesity. This objective will be achieved via a cross-sectional, observational pilot study collecting quantitative data.

Description

This pilot study will investigate an emergent risk factor for obesity: food insecurity, which is defined as the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods. While paradoxically linked, numerous studies have shown a significant association between food insecurity and obesity. Moreover, recent narrative works have developed new, untested hypotheses linking food insecurity and obesity positing the causal role of psychological mechanisms. Given this, this quantitative pilot study will collect new psychological data in a sample of food secure and food insecure adults with and without obesity to examine the connections between food insecurity, body weight, and psychological constructs. The overarching objective of the study is to gather pilot data to identify potentially new intervention targets that will be used in future studies to more rigorously investigate the relationship between food insecurity and obesity.

Study Design

Conditions

Obesity

Location

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
United States
70808-4124

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-02-26T20:24:12-0500

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