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An Overview on the Nutrition Transition and Its Health Implications: The Bellagio Meeting

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. (2002). An Overview on the Nutrition Transition and Its Health Implications: The Bellagio Meeting. Public Health Nutrition, 5(1A), 93-103.

Abstract

This supplement is based on papers presented at the Bellagio Conference on the Nutrition Transition. The meeting was organised to allow us to assess current lowand moderate-income industrialising countries’ experience related to the nutrition transition and provide ideas for pushing forth a broader public health agenda in this area. More specifically, the meeting focused on changes in patterns of behaviour (diet, smoking, drinking, activity) that lead to rapid increases in obesity, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. The nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases (NR-NCDs) were once referred to as diseases of affluence. For decades this has not been true among higher-income countries, and as we now show, this is increasingly not the case in the lower- and middleincome countries.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/PHN2001280

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Public Health Nutrition

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

5

Issue Number

1A

Pages

93-103

Reference ID

1614