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.
Edition: 1st Edition
Posted on: 1/23/2017
Page Count: 300 Pages
Author: Areej Hassan,:
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