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Effect of Climate Change and Food Insecurity on Low-Income Households.
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PMID:  23153136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In their recent article Gowda et al. describe a potential pathway by which food insecurity is associated with adverse health outcomes in the US population.(1) By measuring levels of C-reactive protein-a biomarker of inflammation linked to health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease-the study demonstrates a potential mechanism for how food insecurity can be a risk factor for chronic disease. This finding is alarming when we consider how climate change may influence food prices in the future, potentially leading to an increase in the number of food insecure households. The ability to produce food requires a supportive stable environment. Climate change threatens this environment through fluctuating temperatures, rainfall and humidity, and severe weather events such as heatwaves, floods, droughts, and storms.(2) (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 15, 2012: e1. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.301083).
Natasha Dodge
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Natasha Dodge is with the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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