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The Nutrition Transition and its Implications for Health in the Developing World

The nutrition transition, marked by rapid shifts toward the Nutrition Transition Pattern characterized by increased inactivity and obesity, has occurred along with other rapid social and economic changes in the developing world. The complex interplay among the demographic, nutritional, and epidemiological transitions has led to increases in morbidity and mortality resulting from several noncommunicable diseases.

Bellagio Conference
August 20–24, 2001, Bellagio, Italy
Followed by a symposium at the International Congress of Nutrition in Vienna, Italy

The Bellagio Conference was organized by the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Committee on the Nutrition Transition to further understand the nutrition transition and discuss ways to push forward both research and program/policy work.

For further information, contact:

  Barry M. Popkin, Professor of Nutrition
  Carolina Population Center
  CB# 8120 University Square
  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Chapel Hill, NC 27516-3997
  Phone: (919) 966-1732
  Fax: (919) 966-9159
  Email: popkin@unc.edu