Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: [Psychological, social and cultural factors of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Mexico]
Other Titles: Factores psicologicos, sociales y culturales del sobrepeso y la obesidad infantil y juvenil en Mexico.
Author: Martinez-Munguia C
Navarro-Contreras G
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Child obesity is a serious problem of public health in Mexico. If we don't reverse it quickly, it will generate unsustainable economical consequences to the health institutions in this country, as well as serious health problems. This article reviews some psychological, social and cultural factors in the health-illness process, in particular in relation to food choices, the function of the family, and the food-related parental practices, changes in physical activity, and the role of media. As a conclusion, we can say it is very important to take into account psychological and cultural aspects, as well as the family as a whole in the creation of public policies in the fight against the obesity epidemic. Other fundamental aspect to bear in mind is the generation and effective monitoring of regulations on food advertising, particularly that aimed to children, and also in regards to a labelling of edible products accessible to all people. An interdisciplinary work is essential to generate synergies that help us to control obesity in the first place, and then to be able to reverse this problem, without disregarding the role of prevention.; Publisher: Abstract available from the publisher.; Language: Spanish
ISSN: 0443-5117; 0443-5117
Appears in Collections:Producción científica UdeG (prueba)

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in RIUdeG are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.