Mere experience of low subjective socioeconomic status stimulates appetite and food intake
Cheon, Bobby Kyungbeom
Date of Issue2017
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Clinical Nutrition Research Centre
Among social animals, subordinate status or low social rank is associated with increased caloric intake and weight gain. This may reflect an adaptive behavioral pattern that promotes acquisition of caloric resources to compensate for low social resources that may otherwise serve as a buffer against environmental demands. Similarly, diet-related health risks like obesity and diabetes are disproportionately more prevalent among people of low socioeconomic resources.
Subjective socioeconomic status
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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