Enrique Dejman C.,Hospital do Clinicas Caracas |
Adriana Dejman V.,Hospital do Clinicas Caracas |
Rafael Anato G.,Hospital do Clinicas Caracas |
Neovis Ruiz V.,Hospital do Clinicas Caracas
Informe Medico | Year: 2010
The prevalence of obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. It is the result of complex interactions between genetical. developmental and environmental factors. The inhability to control food intake, particularly foods that are rich in fat and carbohydrates are central lo the problem. This paper discusses and emphasizes the similarities with other addictive diseases and the importance to develop prevention strategies and treatment efforts for overcoming this serious public health problem.