• Journal Article

Perceived stress, unhealthy eating behaviors, and severe obesity in low-income women

Citation

Richardson, A., Arsenault, J., Cates, S., & Muth, M. (2015). Perceived stress, unhealthy eating behaviors, and severe obesity in low-income women. Nutrition Journal, [122].

Abstract

Stress has been associated with poor eating behaviors and diet quality, as well as high body mass index (BMI). Low-income women may be particularly vulnerable to stress and severe obesity. Yet it is unknown how stress increases the risk of severe obesity through disordered eating behaviors and poor diet quality or through mechanisms independent of diet.