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Household food insecurity and excess weight/obesity among Brazilian women and children: a life-course approach.

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Household food insecurity (HFI) may increase obesity risk, but results are not consistent across the life course or between developed/underdeveloped settings. The objective of this paper is to review findings from previous analyses in Brazil among adult women, female adolescents, and children up to five. Data were derived from the 2006 Brazilian Demographic and Health Survey. Associations between HFI (measured with the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale) and excess weight/obesity were investigat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Pérez-Escamilla, R More by this author
Journal:
Cadernos de saude publica
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
219-226
Publication date:
2013-02-05
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EISSN:
1678-4464
ISSN:
0102-311X
URN:
uuid:9e2d0486-5d09-409a-992b-bdac53b3abbc
Source identifiers:
467024
Local pid:
pubs:467024

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