Obesity, adolescence and Israel

Brian Seth Fuchs, Mohammed Morad, Isack Kandel, Jason Ahn, Joav Merrick

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Abstract

Childhood and adolescent obesity are risk factors for poor health later in life as well as decreased life expectancy. This short communication reviews literature on obesity in Israel and examines several recent studies, which have clearly demonstrated rising rates of childhood and adolescent obesity similar in magnitude to those trends observed in other Westernized nations. It is incumbent upon relevant authorities within Israel to reverse these trends so as to prevent the long-term adverse health consequences associated with childhood and adolescent obesity. We recommend initiating a national educational campaign to promote exercise and healthy eating. This campaign would target children and adolescents and would rely upon evidence based guidelines for diet and exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationObesity and Adolescence
Subtitle of host publicationA Public Health Concern
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages223-228
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781606928219
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)

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