La prevención de la obesidad infantil desde una perspectiva comunitaria

Translated title of the contribution: Childhood obesity prevention from a community view

Carles Ariza, Eduard Ortega-Rodríguez, Francesca Sánchez-Martínez, Sara Valmayor, Olga Juárez, M. Isabel Pasarín

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The percentage of failure and relapse in the treatment of obesity is high. Where possible, the preferred strategy for preventing obesity is to modify eating habits and lifestyles. This article aims to provide a framework for evidence on the most effective interventions for addressing childhood obesity, both from a prevention point of view, as well as reducing it, when it is already established. After a review of the scientific literature, the issues that must beconsidered both in the universal and selective prevention of childhood obesity are presented.Also, in light of the controversy over the tools for measuring and controlling the problem, someclarification is provided on the criteria. Finally, the approach to the prevention of overweightand obesity with a community perspective is separated, with two short protocols being offeredwith diagrams of the basic procedure to follow.

Translated title of the contributionChildhood obesity prevention from a community view
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)246-255
Number of pages10
JournalAtencion Primaria
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015


  • Childhood obesity
  • Community approach
  • Selective prevention
  • Universal prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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