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Urbanization, Lifestyle Changes and the Nutrition Transition

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. (1999). Urbanization, Lifestyle Changes and the Nutrition Transition. World Development, 27(11), 1905-16.

Abstract

Broad shifts are occurring at a rapid pace in the structure of diet, physical activity patterns, and obesity patterns in urban areas in lower income countries. Examples from China and selected other countries along with pooled time-series and cross-sectional analysis of shifts in diet and occupation structure associated with urbanization are presented. Patterns of obesity from nationally representative surveys indicate that the problems of obesity and dietary excess represent an important challenge facing many lower income countries, particularly their urban populations.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0305-750X(99)00094-7

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

World Development

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

1999

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

11

Pages

1905-16

Reference ID

1508