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A holistic health approach
Pages 12 (3012 words)
A holistic health approach may be very suitable to target pediatric population in order to modify these lifestyle behaviors very effectively. This is specifically important since the acquired diseases are preventable, and prevention has been demonstrated to be possible through sustained actions directed at families and individuals, where the target areas are not biomedical rather holistic in the sense of broader social, cultural, and economic determinants of life per se.
Throughout the world, the incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing. The phenomenon to childhood overweight and obesity is a growingly serious public health concern, and despite advancement in knowledge about these conditions, definite biomedical interventions have failed to achieve any success in controlling these potentially morbid conditions which have proven serious health consequences in the adult health profiles. This has been reflected in trebling of the prevalence of these conditions in the last 20 years, and many children are affected with the negative health consequences of obesity. The prevention of childhood obesity is an active research area. It is now clear that management and prevention of childhood obesity is a problem that would need a strategic focus. Intervention through community programs have been suggested as important means. The childhood obesity research summit indicates the need to investigate the ways obesity intersects with the health care system. ...
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