Urbanized Health Discourse: Chronic Diseases and Preventive Measures

  • Ismail BENALIA University of Laghouat ( Algeria)
Keywords: urbanization, chronic diseases, preventive measures, pollution, food system


Along with the social and cultural challenges, the effects of increased urbanization on global food system are undeniable. As a matter of fact, the industrialized food system has emerged as an inevitable procedure to meet the pace of urban development. However, the ravages of such a policy not only have engulfed the individual’s health and the global food security but has reverberated across the environment as well.  In Urban congregations, nutritious products; which are an essential human need; are considered mere commodities most of which are either of unknown origins or featuring harmful ingredients including fats and artificial sweeteners. And yet, such products are consumed at the expense of locally produced goods. In this pertain, this research paper delves into the urban health discourse in an attempt to explore the interaction between urbanization, with its social and environmental dimensions, and chronic diseases including: blood pressure, diabetes, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases as well as to provide a comprehensive discussion of the most effective prevention measures to curb these diseases.


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How to Cite
BENALIA, I. (2023). Urbanized Health Discourse: Chronic Diseases and Preventive Measures. Social Sciences Journal, 17(3(Special), 209-222. https://doi.org/10.34118/ssj.v17i3(Special).3707