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Revista Cubana de Medicina

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REAL CANCIO, Rosa María  e  ZHANG, Meiyue. Medical philosophical rational on obesity. Rev cubana med [online]. 2021, vol.60, n.2, e1682.  Epub 01-Jun-2021. ISSN 0034-7523.


Science and technology are important for historical progress with its inevitable consequences for social development. One of the components of science and technology that follows the same law and advances in proportion to the development of society are the medical sciences. Its function is to protect, to care for, to develop and to improve the resources and quality of the workforce, and to promote social development. Therefore, it is a necessary condition that directly influences human reproduction and guarantees economic and social development. Socialist medical services are productive and welfare services, which improve physical strength and intelligence, also create favorable conditions for social and economic development and interact with society.


To prove the influence of advances in science and technology on human health and primary care and describe the importance of conceiving man as a biopsychosocial being in primary health care and obesity prevention.


A review study is carried out through updated bibliographic references on the subject.


China has also proposed specific guidelines for obesity prevention, but the results are poor. On the one hand, this is related to the high population rate in the country, and on the other, to the slow development of primary medical care and the lack of awareness of the importance of preventing overweight and obesity as a work strategy.


Health professionals must create strategies adapted to local conditions, in such a way that they perceive good atmosphere to control weight. This will increase the awareness of society, regarding the obesity problem.

Palavras-chave : philosophical thought; obesity; primary care.

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