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New Research Shows Food Insecurity Increases Vulnerability to Depression During Pandemic

U of A System Division of Agriculture
Agricultural economists Di Fang, Rudy Nayga and Michael Thompson investigated the link between food insecurity and mental health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families worried about having enough food during the COVID-19 pandemic are three times more likely to experience anxiety or depression than those who have lost jobs. That’s according to research by three Arkansas agricultural economists that's been published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health.


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