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2018, Cilt 9, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 090-096
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OBESOGENIC ENVIRONMENT
Emriye Hilal Yayan1, Ayda Çelebioğlu2
1İnönü Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, Malatya, Türkiye
2Mersin Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, Mersin, Türkiye
Keywords: Obesogenic environment, obesity, child

Being a global health problem childhood obesity has a great health, social, and socioeconomic risk in both short and long terms. Preventive measures are constantly sought against the worldwide rapid increase in the incidence of childhood obesity. Currently in the fight against obesity, the number of obese children can not be reduced, and the increase also continues rapidly. The obesogenic environment is responsible for the obesity epidemiology, and is a condition supported by both overeating and immobility. Obesogenic environments are the sum of the effects
of a society’s or an individual’s contribution to obesity with their life conditions and environments. Enabling the abnormal weight gain, the obesogenic environment consists of obesogenic settings, constructed, micro, and macro environments. Controlling of these factors can play an important role in control of childhood obesity.

The purpose of this review is to give information about and terms/concepts related to the obesogenic environment, and examine the effects of this environment on childhood obesity