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Stress as a mediator of socioeconomic inequalities in weight gain and obesity risk
Compared with women of higher socioeconomic position (SEP), women of low SEP (for example, those with fewer than 12 years of education, with low incomes, or working in low status occupations) are at increased risk of unhealthy weight gain and the development of obesity. The mechanisms underlying this increased risk are unknown, but stress has been hypothesised to play a role. This proposal will investigate the role of psychosocial stress in explaining the increased risk of weight gain and obesity risk amongst women of low SEP.
Prof Gita Mishra
Professor Kylie Ball
Dr Danielle Schoenaker