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Obésité, migration et adolescence

Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2012, vol. 8, no. 345, p. 1282-5
Abstract Weight management interventions during adolescence are challenging. Migration adds complexity to this problem, making migrant families more vulnerable. Teenagers confront families to new values transmitted by the host society: opulence, junk food, video games. Obesity should not be seen as a single issue of calories-excess, but must be considered as being part of a larger problem, which takes into account the context of the familial and societal life of the migrants. The caregivers must have an overall view of the situation to provide appropriate approaches to weight management.
Keywords AdolescentAdolescent Behavior/physiologyAdolescent PsychologyAge of OnsetEmigration and ImmigrationFamily/psychologyFemaleHumansMaleObesity/epidemiology/psychology/therapyPsychotherapy/methodsSelf-Help GroupsSocial AdjustmentSwitzerland
PMID: 22787729
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Research group Gastroentérologie et transplantation (pédiatrie) (181)
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CHAMAY-WEBER, Catherine, SHEHU, Shqipe, NARRING, Françoise. Obésité, migration et adolescence. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 345, p. 1282-5. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31422

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