Obesity

Curated, Annotated Bibliography

New Articles

Kwarteng JL, et al.  Independent Effects of Neighborhood Poverty & Psychosocial Stress on Obesity.  Urban Health.  2017. 

Community sample of 157 Black, White, and Hispanic adults.  Neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty and everyday unfair treatment independently heighten risk of increased central adiposity.

Classic Articles

Mason SM, Austin SB, Bakalar JL, et al.  Child maltreatment’s heavy toll:  the need for trauma-informed obesity prevention.  Am J Prev Med  2016.  FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE

REVIEW ARTICLE:  Evidence of child maltreatment-obesity association and existing research on physiologic mechanisms.  Highlights impact of physical and sexual abuse, community violence, and peer bullying.