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[The right to food and freedom from obesity]

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Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2007 Sep 6;127(17):2263-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-6-2007
Author
Damman Siri
Eide Wenche Barth
Author Affiliation
Avdeling for ernaeringsvitenskap, Universitetet i Oslo, Postboks 1046 Blindern, 0316 Oslo. siri.damman@medisin.uio.no
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2007 Sep 6;127(17):2263-5
Date
Sep-6-2007
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Child
Commerce
Health promotion
Human Rights
Humans
Legislation, Food
Norway
Obesity - epidemiology - etiology - prevention & control
Prevalence
World Health
Abstract
The rising prevalence of obesity among children and youth worldwide has been associated with marketing of unhealthy food products and drinks directed towards these age groups. Consumer organizations and several states want to regulate such marketing by law, but commercial actors prefer self-regulation. International human rights, including the rights to food and health, provide arguments for legal regulation of commercial conduct in matters where health and nutritional status may be affected negatively. There is an increasing awareness of the fact that human rights require states to take effective measures to counteract obesity and related diseases. This may give rise to a more systematic use of human rights for protection and promotion of public health in general.
PubMed ID
17828324 View in PubMed
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