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Health effects of modernization in suburban village, Solomon Islands

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Solomon Islands have been developing and modernizing rapidly recent years. Because of westernized diets and reduction of physical activity, obese tendency is already confirmed in urban area. Not only urban area but also rural area has experienced rapid modernization such as population growth, dependency on purchased food and so on. One of the problems for modernization is the rise in adults obesity. Analyses of nutritional status revealed that adults and children were different and some adults were obesity. Another problem is Malaria, which remain endemic disease in a suburban village in spite of modernization. The objective of this study is to think and suggest that how we can support health problems of suburban villagers in Solomon Islands. It is expected that modernization will continue in a suburban village in a future. We need supporting that villagers can manage healthy lifestyle by blending traditional lifestyle and modernization.

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