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Lyles CR, Schafer AL, Seligman HK
Income, food insecurity, and osteoporosis among older adults in the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
The researchers investigated osteoporosis and low socioeconomic status (SES). They concluded that income and food insecurity may have significant implications not just for immediate nutritional outcomes, but also for conditions such as osteoporosis that develop over the lifespan.
Citation: Lyles CR, Schafer AL, Seligman HK . Income, food insecurity, and osteoporosis among older adults in the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Nov;25(4):1530-41. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2014.0174.
Keywords: Elderly, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Social Determinants of Health, Low-Income