Sunday, September 9, 2007

Poverty, health and stress

Her's a brief interview about poverty and health problems. A researcher explained that it's much more than just poor people not having access to health care, clean water or food. The effects of chronic stress experienced by the poor is the researcher's area of focus. There is the behavioral "I can't be bothered to see eat right or exercise, I have bigger problems" issue, but his research focused on the physiological stress changes that increase risk for diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, etc.

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