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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433993/determinants-of-perceived-stress-in-individuals-with-obesity-exploring-the-relationship-of-potentially-obesity-related-factors-and-perceived-stress
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Florian Junne, Katrin Ziser, Katrin Elisabeth Giel, Kathrin Schag, Eva Skoda, Isabelle Mack, Andreas Niess, Stephan Zipfel, Martin Teufel
OBJECTIVE: Associations of specific types of stress with increased food intake and subsequent weight gain have been demonstrated in animal models as well as in experimental and epidemiological studies on humans. This study explores the research question of to what extent potentially obesity-related factors determine perceived stress in individuals with obesity. METHODS: N = 547 individuals with obesity participated in a cross-sectional study assessing perceived stress as the outcome variable and potential determinants of stress related to obesity...
April 22, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418728/prevalence-and-predictors-of-food-insecurity-among-people-living-with-hiv-enrolled-in-antiretroviral-therapy-and-livelihood-programs-in-two-rural-zambian-hospitals
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Rainier Masa, Gina Chowa, Victor Nyirenda
The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of food insecurity among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in two rural communities in Zambia. A cross-sectional sample of 101 PLHIV was surveyed using the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale. In multivariable linear regression models, income, household possessions, and perceived coping strategies were significantly associated with decreased food insecurity. Debt and perceived mental distress were significantly associated with increased food insecurity...
April 18, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397527/it-helps-me-live-sends-my-children-to-school-and-feeds-me-a-qualitative-study-of-how-food-and-cash-incentives-may-improve-adherence-to-treatment-and-care-among-adults-living-with-hiv-in-tanzania
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Nancy L Czaicki, Agatha Mnyippembe, Madeline Blodgett, Prosper Njau, Sandra I McCoy
Financial and in-kind incentives have been shown to improve outcomes along the HIV care cascade, however the potential mechanismsthrough which they work remain unclear. To identify the pathways through which incentives improve retention in care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), we conducted a qualitative study with participants in a trial evaluating conditional food and cash incentives for HIV-positive food insecure adults in Shinyanga, Tanzania. We found that the incentives acted through three pathways to potentially increase retention in care and adherence to ART: (1) addressing competing needs and offsetting opportunity costs associated with clinic attendance, (2) alleviating stress associated with attending clinic and meeting basic needs, and (3) by potentially increasing motivation...
April 11, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303148/differentiating-wheat-genotypes-by-bayesian-hierarchical-nonlinear-mixed-modeling-of-wheat-root-density
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Anton P Wasson, Grace S Chiu, Alexander B Zwart, Timothy R Binns
Ensuring future food security for a growing population while climate change and urban sprawl put pressure on agricultural land will require sustainable intensification of current farming practices. For the crop breeder this means producing higher crop yields with less resources due to greater environmental stresses. While easy gains in crop yield have been made mostly "above ground," little progress has been made "below ground"; and yet it is these root system traits that can improve productivity and resistance to drought stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283129/education-mitigates-the-relationship-of-stress-and-mental-disorders-among-rural-indian-women
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Nisha Fahey, Apurv Soni, Jeroan Allison, Jagdish Vankar, Anusha Prabhakaran, Tiffany A Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, Ajay Phatak, Eileen O'Keefe, Somashekhar Nimbalkar
BACKGROUND: Common mental disorders (CMD) are a constellation of mental health conditions that include depression, anxiety, and other related nonpsychotic affective disorders. Qualitative explanatory models of mental health among reproductive-aged women in India reveal that distress is strongly associated with CMD. The relationship of perceived stress and CMD might be attenuated or exacerbated based on an individual's sociodemographic characteristics. OBJECTIVES: To screen for Common Mental Disorders (CMD) among reproductive-aged women from rural western India and explore how the relationship between perceived stress and CMD screening status varies by sociodemographic characteristics...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254659/water-insecurity-in-a-syndemic-context-understanding-the-psycho-emotional-stress-of-water-insecurity-in-lesotho-africa
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Cassandra L Workman, Heather Ureksoy
Syndemics occur when populations experience synergistic and multiplicative effects of co-occurring epidemics. Proponents of syndemic theory highlight the importance of understanding the social context in which diseases spread and cogently argue that there are biocultural effects of external stresses such as food insecurity and water insecurity. Thus, a holistic understanding of disease or social vulnerability must incorporate an examination of the emotional and social effects of these phenomena. This paper is a response to the call for a renewed focus on measuring the psycho-emotional and psychosocial effects of food insecurity and water insecurity...
February 22, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242862/intimate-partner-violence-and-child-behavioral-problems-in-south-africa
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Pratibha Chander, Jane Kvalsvig, Claude A Mellins, Shuaib Kauchali, Stephen M Arpadi, Myra Taylor, Justin R Knox, Leslie L Davidson
BACKGROUND: Research in high-income countries has repeatedly demonstrated that intimate partner violence (IPV) experienced by women negatively affects the health and behavior of children in their care. However, there is little research on the topic in lower- and middle-income countries. The population-based Asenze Study gathered data on children and their caregivers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This data analysis explores the association of caregiver IPV on child behavior outcomes in children <12 years old and is the first such study in Africa...
March 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226230/genomics-physiology-and-molecular-breeding-approaches-for-improving-salt-tolerance
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Abdelbagi M Ismail, Tomoaki Horie
Salt stress reduces land and water productivity and contributes to poverty and food insecurity. Increased salinization caused by human practices and climate change is progressively reducing agriculture productivity despite escalating calls for more food. Plant responses to salt stress are well understood, involving numerous critical processes that are each controlled by multiple genes. Knowledge of the critical mechanisms controlling salt uptake and exclusion from functioning tissues, signaling of salt stress, and the arsenal of protective metabolites is advancing...
April 28, 2017: Annual Review of Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220215/postpartum-depression-risk-factors-among-recent-refugee-asylum-seeking-non-refugee-immigrant-and-canadian-born-women-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Cindy-Lee Dennis, Lisa Merry, Anita J Gagnon
PURPOSE: The objective was to examine and compare risk factors for postpartum depression among: (1) recent (≤5 years) migrant and Canadian-born women, and (2) refugee, asylum-seeking, and non-refugee immigrant women. METHODS: A sample of 1536 women (1024 migrant and 512 Canadian-born) were recruited from 12 hospitals. Women completed questionnaires at 1-2 and 16 weeks postpartum including questions on socio-demographics, biomedical history, health services, and migration and resettlement factors...
February 20, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167339/poverty-and-perceived-stress-evidence-from-two-unconditional-cash-transfer-programs-in-zambia
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Lisa Hjelm, Sudhanshu Handa, Jacobus de Hoop, Tia Palermo
INTRODUCTION: Poverty is a chronic stressor that can lead to poor physical and mental health. This study examines whether two similar government poverty alleviation programs reduced the levels of perceived stress and poverty among poor households in Zambia. METHOD: Secondary data from two cluster randomized controlled trials were used to evaluate the impacts of two unconditional cash transfer programs in Zambia. Participants were interviewed at baseline and followed over 36 months...
January 19, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109413/biobehavioral-factors-that-shape-nutrition-in-low-income-populations-a-narrative-review
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EDITORIAL
Barbara A Laraia, Tashara M Leak, June M Tester, Cindy W Leung
Although evidence exists for an association between income level and diet quality, a causal relationship has not been established. A number of studies found that the price of nutritious food and the time cost to prepare foods are economically driven reasons for this relationship. However, in addition to economic constraints, low-income individuals and families face a number of additional challenges linked with food choice, eating behaviors, and diet-related chronic conditions that contribute to diet quality and health...
February 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999277/household-food-insecurity-is-associated-with-adverse-mental-health-indicators-and-lower-quality-of-life-among-koreans-results-from-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2012-2013
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Hye-Kyung Chung, Oh Yoen Kim, So Young Kwak, Yoonsu Cho, Kyong Won Lee, Min-Jeong Shin
Food insecurity is an ongoing public health issue and contributes to mental health status. We investigated whether food insecurity is associated with inadequate nutrient intake and whether it affects mental health indicators (perceived stress/experience of depressive symptom/suicidal ideation) and quality of life (QOL) among Koreans (n = 5862, 20-64 years) using data from the Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (2012-2013). Household food security status was categorized as "food-secure household", "food-insecure household without hunger", and "food-insecure household with hunger"...
December 16, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974806/chemical-intervention-in-plant-sugar-signalling-increases-yield-and-resilience
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Cara A Griffiths, Ram Sagar, Yiqun Geng, Lucia F Primavesi, Mitul K Patel, Melissa K Passarelli, Ian S Gilmore, Rory T Steven, Josephine Bunch, Matthew J Paul, Benjamin G Davis
The pressing global issue of food insecurity due to population growth, diminishing land and variable climate can only be addressed in agriculture by improving both maximum crop yield potential and resilience. Genetic modification is one potential solution, but has yet to achieve worldwide acceptance, particularly for crops such as wheat. Trehalose-6-phosphate (T6P), a central sugar signal in plants, regulates sucrose use and allocation, underpinning crop growth and development. Here we show that application of a chemical intervention strategy directly modulates T6P levels in planta...
December 14, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920222/rethinking-the-measurement-of-adversity-moving-toward-second-generation-research-on-adverse-childhood-experiences
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Joshua P Mersky, Colleen E Janczewski, James Topitzes
Research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has unified the study of interrelated risks and generated insights into the origins of disorder and disease. Ten indicators of child maltreatment and household dysfunction are widely accepted as ACEs, but further progress requires a more systematic approach to conceptualizing and measuring ACEs. Using data from a diverse, low-income sample of women who received home visiting services in Wisconsin (N = 1,241), this study assessed the prevalence of and interrelations among 10 conventional ACEs and 7 potential ACEs: family financial problems, food insecurity, homelessness, parental absence, parent/sibling death, bullying, and violent crime...
December 5, 2016: Child Maltreatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891759/sociodemographic-correlates-and-family-aggregation-of-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-adults-and-children-from-mesoamerica
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Kerry S Flannagan, Erica C Jansen, Laura S Rozek, Katie M Rentschler, Ana Victoria Roman, Manuel Ramirez-Zea, Eduardo Villamor
OBJECTIVE: Telomere length is a biomarker of cumulative stress and inflammation related to chronic disease risk. We examined the associations of leukocyte telomere length (LTL) with sociodemographic and anthropometric variables and estimated LTL family aggregation in Central America, a region with a high burden of chronic disease where LTL has not been studied. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 174 school age children and their parents in the capital cities of Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and the city of Tuxtla-Gutierrez in Mexico...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764155/maltreatment-and-mental-health-outcomes-among-ultra-poor-children-in-burkina-faso-a-latent-class-analysis
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Leyla Ismayilova, Eleni Gaveras, Austin Blum, Alexice Tô-Camier, Rachel Nanema
OBJECTIVES: Research about the mental health of children in Francophone West Africa is scarce. This paper examines the relationships between adverse childhood experiences, including exposure to violence and exploitation, and mental health outcomes among children living in ultra-poverty in rural Burkina Faso. METHODS: This paper utilizes baseline data collected from 360 children ages 10-15 and 360 of their mothers recruited from twelve impoverished villages in the Nord Region of Burkina, located near the Sahel Desert and affected by extreme food insecurity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752266/association-of-household-food-insecurity-with-the-mental-and-physical-health-of-low-income-urban-ecuadorian-women-with-children
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M Margaret Weigel, Rodrigo X Armijos, Marcia Racines, William Cevallos, Nancy P Castro
Chronic physical and mental health conditions account for a rising proportion of morbidity, mortality, and disability in the Americas region. Household food insecurity (HFI) has been linked to chronic disease in US and Canadian women but it is uncertain if the same is true for low- and middle-income Latin American countries in epidemiologic transition. We conducted a survey to investigate the association of HFI with the physical and mental health of 794 women with children living in low-income Quito, Ecuador, neighborhoods...
2016: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650772/maternal-depression-and-mental-health-in-early-childhood-an-examination-of-underlying-mechanisms-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Catherine M Herba, Vivette Glover, Paul G Ramchandani, Marta B Rondon
Studies examining mechanisms underlying associations between maternal depression and adverse child outcomes (including behaviour, socioemotional adjustment, and emotion regulation) indicate that during pregnancy, maternal depression could affect child outcomes through altered placental function, epigenetic changes in the child, and stress reactivity. Infection and dietary deficiencies in the mother and the child, together with the child's genetic vulnerability, might also affect outcome. Postnatally, associations between maternal depression and child outcome are influenced by altered mother-child interactions, sociodemographic or environmental influences, and social support...
October 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533487/an-exploratory-analysis-of-factors-associated-with-depression-in-a-vulnerable-group-of-young-people-living-in-informal-settlements-in-south-africa
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Andrew Gibbs, Kaymarlin Govender, Rachel Jewkes
Depression amongst young people is a major health challenge and is often shaped by social marginalisation. Informal settlements are growing rapidly. There is a need to deepen understandings of depression amongst young people in these contexts. We sought to understand factors associated with depressive symptomology amongst 232 young people (122 women, 110 men) aged 18-30 in urban informal settlements in South Africa. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of baseline data collected for the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures pilot...
August 17, 2016: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530676/household-food-insecurity-and-its-association-with-school-absenteeism-among-primary-school-adolescents-in-jimma-zone-ethiopia
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Dessalegn Tamiru, Alemayehu Argaw, Mulusew Gerbaba, Girmay Ayana, Aderajew Nigussie, Tefera Belachew
BACKGROUND: Household food insecurity and lack of education are two of the most remarkable deprivations which developing countries are currently experiencing. Evidences from different studies showed that health and nutrition problems are major barriers to educational access and achievement in low-income countries which poses a serious challenge on effort towards the achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Evidence on the link between food security and school attendance is very important to address this challenge...
2016: BMC Public Health
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