The nutrition transition : diet and disease in the developing world / editors, Benjamin Cabellero and Barry M. Popkin.

Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, ©2002.
xi, 261 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.


Food science and technology international series [More in this series]
Summary note
This book deals with the dramatic changes in diet and lifestyle that are occurring in the developing world as a result of globalization, and their impact on human health. The editors have assembled a leading group of scientists in the fields of economics, population sciences, international health, medicine, nutrition and food sciences, to address each of the key issues related to the changes in demographic trends, food production and marketing, and disease patterns in the developing world. The Nutrition Transition provides essential information to understand the far-reaching effects that global economic, social and cultural trends are having on diet-related disease patterns in countries of transition. Key features: contains numerous illustrative figures and tables; two case studies included--on China and Brazil; foreword written by Nevin Scrimshaw, recipient of the World Food Prize.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction / Benjamin Caballero and Barry M. Popkin
  • Part I. The global context
  • Economic and technological development and their relationships to body size and productivity / Robert W. Gogel and Lorens A. Helmchen
  • Food production / Vaclav Smil
  • Can the challenges of poverty, sustainable consumption and good health governance be addressed in an era of globalization? / Tim Lang
  • Demographic trends / Hania Zlotnik
  • Part II. Biological factors affecting the nutrition transition
  • The dynamics of the dietary transition in the developing world / Barry M. Popkin
  • Early nutrition conditions and later risk of disease / Linda S. Adair
  • Obesity in the developing world / Reynaldo Martorell
  • Diabetes / Kerin O'Dea and Leonard S. Piers
  • Cardiovascular diseases / K. Srinath Reddy
  • The nutrition transition in China: a new stage of the Chinese diet / Shufa Du [and others]
  • Trends in under- and overnutrition in Brazil / Carlos A. Monteiro, Wolney L. Conde, and Barry M. Popkin
  • Policy implications / Benjamin Caballero and Barry M. Popkin.
  • 0121536548
  • 9780121536541
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