Volume 3 Issue 3
Evaluation of Obesity not Seen in Kars and in the Living Culture around Kars
This is part of a PhD study which has been carried out in Kars, one of the eastern provinces of Anatolia in Turkey. In the original study, some of the different groups living there, Azeris, Kurds, Terekemes, the Alevis called Turkmen in this region and Sunni Muslims Yerlis were interviewed. These are separated from each other due to their religious beliefs and called as different groups in this study. This is an anthropological research that is conducted to understand social structure of the region and understand the culture of constantly changing, conflicts and common food habits, lifestyles, preferences, and their interrelation of groups.
Better Understanding of the Exercise- Nutrition – Childhood Obesity Connection A Call for Research
Eliakim A, M.D, Nemet D, M.D.,M.H.A*
The mechanisms responsible for the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity are not clearly understood, yet life-style changes associated with increased caloric intake and decreased energy expenditure probably play imperative roles, especially in genetically predisposed populations. This indicates that preventive health education and therapeutic programs for childhood obesity require a multi-disciplinary approach that includes life-style/behavioral modification, nutritional education and changes in physical activity patterns.