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The relationship between food insecurity and obesity in rural childbearing women

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Christine Olson
Myla Strawderman
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Volume 24, Issue 1, pp. 60–66
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The Journal of Rural Health
Publication Date: 
Winter 2008

Describes a study in which the authors suggest weight discrimination may be a factor in women getting well-paying jobs.

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Food insecurity and obesity: understanding the connections

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Food Research and Action Centre
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2011

Discusses recent research that shows a higher risk of overweight/obesity among food insecure women than among food insecure men.

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Role of environmental chemicals in diabetes and obesity

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Kristina A. Thayer
Jerrold J. Heindel
John R. Bucher
Michael A. Gallo
Publication Date: 
2011

Report of the National Toxicology Program 2011 workshop evaluating the scientific evidence linking the development of diabetes to human exposure to environmental chemicals. 

 

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doi: 10.1289/ehp.1104597

Diabetes and the Environment: articles in the popular press

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Diabetes and The Enviroment

An array of resources on the relationship between diabetes and obesity and synthetic chemicals in our environment. 

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Diabetes-obesity spectrum

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Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Examines obesity’s relationship to diabetes, and possible relationships being explored between synthetic chemicals and diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, or metabolic syndrome.

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Endocrine disruption

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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The Source

Discusses how women, who are still the primary caregivers, are more exposed to common endocrine disrupting chemicals such as household cleaning products, than are men, and this exposes them to health risks.

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Overweight and obesity in women: health risks and consequences

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Medscape
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2003

Examines in detail the effects of obesity on women’s health.
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Preventing obesity in women of all ages – a public health priority

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Catherine Lombard
Helena Teede
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Volume 54, Special Issue, May 2009, pp. 23-25
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Diabetes Voice
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May 2009

Discusses the very strong links between obesity and diabetes type 2, and that women are far more likely than men to develop type 2 diabetes if they are overweight or obese.

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A global look at cardiac risk factors

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The Washington Post
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2011
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Washington DC

An interactive map you can click to watch the rise in BMI and diabetes – two of the major risk factors for cardiac (heart) disease – by men and women and by country throughout the world, from 1980 to 2008.

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Overweight and obesity in pregnancy: a review of the evidence

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Author: 
Jennifer R. Bernier
Yvonne Hanson
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and Prairie Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Focuses on the implications of maternal overweight and obesity, the experiences of pregnant women who are overweight or obese, and the provision of maternity care for overweight or obese women. Highlights that there are significant gaps in our knowledge of the psychological and emotional implications of overweight and obesity throughout pregnancy.

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ISBN # 978-0-9810459-5-5
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