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What community? What lifestyle?
  1. Luis David Castiel
  1. Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Rua Paula Freitas 100/101, Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil;

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    “Community” and “lifestyle” are central concepts in health promotion. It is relevant here that “community” generally involves prescriptive definitions. By conditioning what a community should be, health professionals establish specific directions in health practices, according to their definitions. In addition, hegemonic proposals in health promotion tend to adhere to a concept of health behaviour by means of individualistic choices based on free will that may produce risky lifestyles, usually neglecting contextual factors.

    One must consider that the traditional perspective of …

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