A new study from Canada suggests that people who are suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, migraines, back problems, heart disease and mental illness, are more likely to have difficulties in providing food for their family. Researchers from the Universities of Toronto and Calgary came to this conclusion after analyzing survey data on over 77,000 people aged 18 to 64 living in Canada. These studies have inferred that food insecurity leads to poor health, a plausible conclusion. But Valerie Tarasuk, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and colleagues wanted to look at another approach in terms of the association of having chronic illnesses to one’s ability to put food on the table.
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