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Depression Key Link Between Intimate Partner Violence, Food Insecurity

(10/28/2013)

Depression Key Link Between Intimate Partner Violence, Food Insecurity
ScienceDaily
October 25, 2013

Women who experience physical, mental or sexual abuse at the hands of their partners have an increased likelihood of being food insecure. That's according to a new study out of the University of Houston Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC), which may prove valuable to those creating interventions for those populations.  "The bridge between the two issues is depression," said assistant professor and TORC researcher Daphne Hernandez. "Our study found that women experiencing intimate partner violence are more likely to be depressed, which impacts their ability to ensure a food-secure household."

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025135345.htm


Keywords: depression, link, intimate, partner, violence, food, insecurity



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