EPA Science Inventory

Food Insecurity During Pregnancy Leads to Stress, Disordered Eating, and Greater Postpartum Weight Among Overweight Women

Citation:

Laraia, B., L. Vinikoor-Imler, AND A. Siega-Riz. Food Insecurity During Pregnancy Leads to Stress, Disordered Eating, and Greater Postpartum Weight Among Overweight Women. Obesity. Nature Publishing Group, London, Uk, 23(6):1303-1311, (2015).

Description:

This study examines food insecurity during and after pregnancy and how that affects postpartum weight retention. The results show that food insecurity was associated with higher levels of stress, eating behaviors, dietary fat intake, and higher postpartum weight status.

Purpose/Objective:

This publication is related to an outside activity. It has no impact on the Agency and is not related to the environment. This study examines food insecurity during and after pregnancy and how that affects postpartum weight retention. The results show that food insecurity was associated with higher levels of stress, eating behaviors, dietary fat intake, and higher postpartum weight status. An interaction was found between food insecurity and prepregnancy weight status with regard to weight and BMI at 3 and 12 months.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 05/09/2015
Completion Date: 05/09/2015
Record Last Revised: 06/02/2016
Record Created: 04/11/2014
Record Released: 04/11/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 273141

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSESSMENT GROUP