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Rapid Economic Change, the Nutrition Transition and Its Effects on the Structure of Consumption: The Nutrition Transition in China

Citation

Popkin, Barry M.; Lu, Bing; & Guo, Xuguang (2002). Rapid Economic Change, the Nutrition Transition and Its Effects on the Structure of Consumption: The Nutrition Transition in China. Journal of Crop Production, 6(1-2), 99-118.

Abstract

Economic, demographic, and technological changes have led to a marked shift in the diet structure and the distribution of body composition in many regions of the world. Such changes include rapid reduction in fertility and aging of the population, urbanization, epidemiological transition, and the uneven distribution of the effect of economic reform. Research presented for China shows that it is undergoing a marked shift in its diet, activity, and nutritional status patterns. This paper presents data on the shifts in the structure of food decision-making and the associated body composition shifts.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J144v06n01_07

Notes

Reprinted in book- Record 5117. Co-published simultaneously in journal and book.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Crop Production

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Lu, Bing
Guo, Xuguang

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

6

Issue Number

1-2

Pages

99-118

Reference ID

2138