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ISSN: 2637-4579

Open Access Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences

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Bio-Cultural Dimension of Health as Reflected in Practices and Behavioural Pattern Associated with Food

Volume 3 - Issue 4

Rajat Kanti Das*

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    • The Indian Anthropological Society, India

    *Corresponding author: Rajat Kanti Das, President, The Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata, India

Received: September 23, 2019;   Published: October 09, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/OAJBEB.2019.03.000167

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Like most of material culture, food shapes the society’s identity and cultural existence. But very often it puts the members of a community into a dilemma; the dilemma revolving round strict adherence to identity or making the food-based boundary more flexible and accommodative of other categories of food into one’s own system. At present, scientific and clinical investigations target food to assess the proper nutritive value of the food items preferred or prescribed and strictly followed by the community members to whom traditional food items are the markers of social identity. This has a direct bearing on community’s perception of health and poses a challenge to health care measures and ethics that are not conventionally focused in a community setting.

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