Researchers investigate impact of food insecurity on obesity using waist-to-height ratio
Alexander Testa

Dr. Alexander Testa

Food insecurity is a major public health concern. Individuals who cannot attain adequate food from lack of resources are at risk for serious physical and mental problems such as diabetes, hypertension, and depression. Researchers in the Department of Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor Alexander Testa and Assistant Professor Dylan Jackson are using an innovative measure to investigate the impact that food insecurity and living in a food desert have on obesity based on waist-to-height ratio (WHtR). Their article, which appears in the Journal of Community Health, also discusses whether the impact of the relationship varies across sex and race/ethnicity. View the full article.

dylan jackson

Dr. Dylan Jackson

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