American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Economic and Social Consequences of Overweight and Obesity in the Education Sector in Sinaloa, Mexico
Dr. Rigoberto Ocampo Alcántar

According to the World Health Organization overweight and obesity are risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This non-transmissible health problem is the leading cause of death in the world since 2012. Even though it is a preventable problem, it has now reached children. The overweight and obese children are likely to develop diseases early in life such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This paper describes and analyzes the Mexican education sector’s strategies implemented to cater to this segment of the population at risk, as well as the consequences for social and economic development.

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