The Nutrition Transition: Diet And Disease In The Developing World

Other | August 1, 2002

byCaballero, Benjamin, Benjamin Caballero

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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 healt. The Editors have assembled a leading group of scientists in teh 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 Transitionprovides essential information to understand the far-reaching effects that global economic, social and cultural trends are having on diet-related disease patersin 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

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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 healt. The Editors have assembled a leading group of scientists in teh fields of economics, population sciences, international health, medicine, nutrition and food sciences, ...

Dr. Caballero is Professor of International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. He has over 20 years of experience as a scholar, researcher and leader in the area of child health and nutrition. He obtained his MD from the University of Buenos ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:276 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080492347

ISBN - 13:9780080492346

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.
Foreword.
Introduction.

PART I: THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
Economic and technological development and their relationships to body size and productivity.
Food Production.
Globalization of world food trade.
Demographic trends.

PART II: BIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE NUTRITION TRANSITION
The dietary transition.
Early nutritional conditions and later risk of disease.
Obesity.
Diabetes.
Cardiovascular diseases.
Case Study 1: China.
Case Study 2: Brazil.
Policy implications.