Food insecurity: A growing pain in the United States

Limited or uncertain access to nutritionally adequate food is prevalent in about 11.1% of the population in the United States, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Siddarth Singh, MD, gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego Health, and colleagues noted factors such as lack of social networks or social cohesion can lead to adverse health outcomes. They said one in eight patients with inflammatory bowel disease are food insecure and lack social support.“Food insecurity isRead More

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