Anti-fat discrimination in marriage more clearly explains the poverty-obesity paradox

Daniel Hruschka, Seung Yong Han

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Abstract

The target article proposes the insurance hypothesis as an explanation for higher levels of obesity among food-insecure women living in high-income countries. An alternative hypothesis based on anti-fat discrimination in marriage can also account for such correlations between poverty and obesity and is more consistent with finer-grained analyses by marital status, gender, and age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere120
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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