In ancient societies , obesity has traditionally been considered a sign of health and prosperity, since only rich people are the ability to provide a stable environment , although the abundant food supply in times of scarcity resources . In addition, the ability to survive changes in energy balance due to vable food supply may have played a role in the selective survival of individuals with low power consumption. It has always been a crucial link between obesity and the environment of the individual.
As the health of the displaced population , which makes the energy balance. In developing countries , better nutrition, infectious disease control , and access to better living conditions have resulted in the ability to maintain energy reserves as fat increased . In modern times , the rise of obesity in developing countries reflects this change in environmental conditions.
In the 1960 , for example , Chile has experienced high rates of maternal and infant mortality , with a high prevalence of infectious diseases and malnutrition . In the 30 years since , social programs , provided that the increase in food supply, improving educational systems and water and sanitation infrastructure , increased health care interventions primary and reduces unemployment. This means that in the 1990, the infant mortality rate has decreased, the decrease in mortality Weak growth has been associated with poor health. In a text from 1853 pediatric medicine , physicians were asked to observe the size of the child as an indicator of health or disease.
to communicable diseases and malnutrition has been replaced by obesity.
growth in early childhood
A child who has been healthy since birth should have reached a certain average size and the development of a certain age. If , on the contrary , it is well below the average size , if after three months look like newborn children , or a year as one of the six months, it is clear that something has acted determine this slow and insufficient growth and professional activity becomes to know what is the cause which prevents a.
Using growth curves to meet the increasing weight and height has , until relatively recently , has focused on the child who is underweight or has slower growth or developmental delay . This type of growth pattern was the impetus to scrutinize the physical influences , psychosocial and environmental factors that affect the child. Parents and families have also given the size and growth of the child as an indicator of health, and in many cultures , parents prefer older children . In 1999 , a study of urban and rural Chinese families showed that weight gain in young children is considered a sign of health and prosperity.