Food Insecurity And Disease: Prevalence, Policy, And Politics by Areej HassanFood Insecurity And Disease: Prevalence, Policy, And Politics by Areej Hassan

Food Insecurity And Disease: Prevalence, Policy, And Politics

EditorAreej Hassan

Hardcover | December 20, 2016

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Food insecurity and disease are inextricably linked. The chapters in this valuable articles compendium reinforce that message by specifically linking food insecurity to various forms of chronic disease, including HIV/AIDS and obesity, as well as mental health issues.

Providing a nuanced look at food insecurity and its connection to disease, the quality of the research gathered here advances our understanding of this issue; the chapter authors have provided us with a solid foundation on which to build well-informed clinical practice, further research, and effective future policy.

The chapters included are broadly broken into five sections:

  • defining food security and insecurity
  • food insecurity and mental health
  • food insecurity and HIV
  • food security and obesity and diabetes
  • policy, power, and politics

With a roster of expert contributors from around the world, the book examines a variety of issues, including

  • the significant association between food insecurity and mania symptoms
  • the relationship between food insecurity and HIV risk
  • how food insecurity affects individuals¿ ability to manage their diabetes
  • the link between obesity and food insecurity
  • how food insecurity affects women and girls, who are disproportionately disempowered through current processes and politics of food¿s production, consumption, and distribution
  • the power of large food corporations over the global food system
  • the paradox of the food insecurity and obesity (since 1995 an additional 65 million people are malnourished, and one in five adults is now overweight)

The research in the final section of the book addresses the "what next?" question; other words, how can we shape politics and policy to address this urgent international crisis?

This informative compendium will provide insight on these important issues for

for students and scholars in security studies, international politics, and environmental studies.

Areej Hassan, MD, MPH, is an attending in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children¿s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Brown University before her fellowship at BCH. In addition to primary care, Dr.Hassan focuses her...
Title:Food Insecurity And Disease: Prevalence, Policy, And PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 20, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Food Insecurity in Adults with Mood Disorders: Prevalence Estimates and Associations with Nutritional and Psychological Health

Karen M. Davison and Bonnie J. Kaplan

Household Food Insecurity and Mental Distress Among Pregnant Women in Southwestern Ethiopia: A Cross Sectional Study Design

Mulusew G. Jebena, Mohammed Taha, Motohiro Nakajima, Andrine Lemieux, Fikre Lemessa, Richard Hoffman, Markos Tesfaye, Tefera Belachew, Netsanet Workineh, Esayas Kebede, Teklu Gemechu, Yinebeb Tariku, Hailemariam Segni, Patrick Kolsteren, and Mustafa al¿Absi

Is Food Insecurity Associated with HIV Risk? Cross-Sectional Evidence from Sexually Active Women in Brazil

Alexander C. Tsai, Kristin J. Hung, and Sheri D. Weiser

Food Insecurity Is a Barrier to Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Services in Zimbabwe: A Cross-Sectional Study

Sandra I. McCoy, Raluca Buzdugan, Angela Mushavi, Agnes Mahomva, Frances M. Cowan, and Nancy S. Padian

A Pre-Post Pilot Study of Peer Nutritional Counseling and Food Insecurity and Nutritional Outcomes Among Antiretroviral Therapy Patients in Honduras

Kathryn P. Derose, Melissa Felician, Bing Han, Kartika Palar, Blanca Ram¿z, Hugo Far¿, and Homero Mart¿z

Relationship between Food Insecurity and Mortality among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in British Columbia, Canada

Aranka Anema, Keith Chan, Yalin Chen, Sheri Weiser, Julio S. G. Montaner, and Robert S. Hogg

Shamba Maisha: Pilot Agricultural Intervention for Food Security and HIV Health Outcomes in Kenya: Design, Methods, Baseline Results and Process Evaluation of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Craig R. Cohen, Rachel L. Steinfeld, Elly Weke, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Abigail M. Hatcher, Stephen Shiboski, Richard Rheingans, Kate M. Scow, Lisa M. Butler, Phelgona Otieno, Shari L. Dworkin, and Sheri D. Weiser

Challenges of Diabetes Self-Management in Adults Affected by Food Insecurity in a Large Urban Centre of Ontario, Canada

Justine Chan, Margaret DeMelo, Jacqui Gingras, and Enza Gucciardi

Children¿s Very Low Food Security Is Associated with Increased Dietary Intakes in Energy, Fat, and Added Sugar Among Mexican-Origin Children (6-11 Y) in Texas Border Colonias

Joseph R. Sharkey, Courtney Nalty, Cassandra M. Johnson, and Wesley R. Dean

Obesity Prevention and National Food Security: A Food Systems Approach

Lila Finney Rutten, Amy Lazarus Yaroch, Heather Patrick, and Mary Story

Food Sovereignty: Power, Gender, and the Right to Food

Rajeev C. Patel

Big Food, Food Systems, and Global Health

David Stuckler and Marion Nestle