Obesity; An outcome of abnormal eating behavior
The Arabic word for health صحي is synonymous in English language to “weight” وزن (Khoury, 2001), and a cultural link for perceiving weight as health can very well be understood, the impact of Arabic culture and values on a random Pakistani cannot be denied under any circumstances. Obesity is a major concern, in adults and more so in children. Pakistan is going through a transitional phase for some decades whereby changes are coming across in lifestyles, family structures, incomes, a new set of stresses, rural to urban shift, migrants’ influx making the transition all the more complex when compared to other countries (Nanan, 2002).
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