Food insecurity is associated with poor diet quality and stimulation of systemic inflammation.
Participant perceptions of social assistance may influence the mental health benefit of food stamps.
Increasing the number of local retailers who provide access to fruits and vegetables may buffer against the negative impact of food insecurity on mental health.
Food insecurity is associated with type 2 diabetes management and complications of poorly controlled diabetes. In particular, kidney problems may mediate the relationship of food insecurity with depression among those with diabetes.