Evaluation of The Efficiency of The module System Recommended by Turkish National Health Policy in Combating Obesity

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Sebahattin Celik İskan Çallı Serpil Sevimli Deniz M. Kadir Bartin Öztekin Çıkman Muharrem Duran Serhat Binici

Abstract

World Health Organization defines obesity as “excessive fat accumulation at a level that may impair health”. Obesity is also officially defined as a “disease” by many surgical and endocrine societies (1,2), and also accepted as a risk factor for some cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as many chronic diseases (2). Although the degree of accuracy is debated, obesity is still defined as a body mass index (BMI) above 30 (1).


Obesity, which was alarming in western countries in the past, is currently a public health problem that concerns the whole world, except for a few southern African and Asian countries (1). Preventive measures are important in tackling the public health problem. In this context, an active life and low-calorie nutrition are accepted as basic preventive practices.

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CELIK, Sebahattin et al. Evaluation of The Efficiency of The module System Recommended by Turkish National Health Policy in Combating Obesity. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 8, aug. 2022. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/3095>. Date accessed: 07 oct. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v10i8.3095.
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