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Reports that research suggests “long-term exposure to the stress hormone cortisol” may be linked “to increased levels of obesity and wider waists.” Investigators “collected years of hair samples of about 2,500 people.” The researchers “found obese participants had significantly higher levels of cortisol…than people who were normal weight or overweight.”

Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott, associate professors of sociology at North Carolina State University, write in The Hill (2/17, Bowen, Elliott, 1.25M) “Congress” blog, arguing against moves to prohibit using “food stamps to buy junk food.” They say such proposals are “another way poor people are routinely shamed and stigmatized.” They argue that people receiving […]

Reports that “critics of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) say the anti-hunger program is easily abused, and the latest questions about the program are stirring a hornet’s nest of debate,” particularly around the issue of whether or not “food-stamp recipients be banned from buying soda and candy.” The article notes last Thursday’s House Agriculture […]