Regulatory measures to improve nutrition policy towards a better food environment for prevention of obesity and associated morbidity in Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Page 32. 566 VOLUME 3| ISSUE 4| DECEMBER 2017| 537-820 PUBLIC HEALTH PANORAMA INTRODUCTION Being obese or overweight and the related chronic diseases it can cause, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers, are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Israel. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in incidences of obesity (1). About 30% of children and 60% of adults are overweight or obese. The Israeli population is divided into four main groups: secular Jews (33%), Arabs (25%), ultraorthodox (25%) and the national religious (17%). Within the Arab adolescent population, 20% are overweight and 20% are obese, while within the Jewish adolescent population 15% are overweight and 15% are obese …

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  • January 1, 2017