Epidemiological foundations for the insurance hypothesis: Methodological considerations
David M Fergusson; L John Horwood; R D Goodwin
Nettle et al. evaluate evidence for the insurance hypothesis, which links obesity with the perception of food scarcity. Epidemiological findings in this area have generally been weak and inconsistent. The present commentary examines three key methodological issues arising from the literature on the association between obesity and the perception of food scarcity in humans, with suggestions for future epidemiological research.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Rights Statement: This version in OUR Archive is the author's manuscript accepted for publication after peer-review. The published version is: Boden, J. M., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Epidemiological foundations for the insurance hypothesis: Methodological considerations. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 40, e109. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001345.
Keywords: Psychology; Behavioral Sciences; Neurosciences & Neurology
Research Type: Journal Article