Food-insecure women have greater odds of fecal incontinence

Food insecurity among women was associated with a higher likelihood of fecal incontinence, even when accounting for diet, according to data published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.“The mechanisms by which food insecurity may affect fecal incontinence are unclear,” Chihiro Okada, BS, an MD student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues wrote. “Our findings suggest that food insecurity likely signifies more than simply the nutritional value of foods consumed, and thereby likely impacts fecal incontinence through aRead More

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