17 Feb, 2016 Last updated: 17 Feb, 2016

People experiencing food insecurity may be more likely than others to be underweight, but evidence points to a link between food insecurity and obesity, due to complex factors that may affect food choices.

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This research summary, based on the work of Associate Professor Cate Burns (over the course of her Fellowship), explores the paradox of food insecurity and obesity in disadvantaged populations and supports the actions required to address individual health-related factors, daily living conditions and the broader socioeconomic, political and cultural contexts to reduce the inequalities related to food insecurity and obesity.