n African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences (AJPHES) - Editorial

Volume 22, Issue Issue-42
  • ISSN : 2411-6939


Overwhelming evidence exists concerning the epidemic of obesity and its co-morbidities in both developed and developing countries. Also well-known are the various strategies that have been applied, but with limited success, targeting the need for increased physical activity and healthy lifestyle including dietary modification. However, an important issue in the pathogenesis of obesity which has received less attention in scientific literature is the need to understand the biopsychosocial relationship between fat-shaming and propensity to weight gain, and inability to lose weight among children and adolescents.

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