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The Nutrition Transition in the Developing World

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. (2003). The Nutrition Transition in the Developing World. Development Policy Review, 21(5-6), 581-97.

Abstract

This article explores shifts in nutrition transition from the period termed the receding famine pattern to one dominated by nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases (NR-NCDs). It examines the speed of these changes, summarises dietary and physical activity changes, and provides some sense of the health effects and economic costs. The focus is on the lower- and middle-income countries of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The article shows that changes are occurring at great speed and at earlier stages of countries' economic and social development. The burden of disease from NR-NCDs is shifting towards the poor and the costs are also becoming greater than those for under-nutrition. Policy options are identified.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8659.2003.00225.x

Notes

Republished in 2004 book- Record 2443.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Development Policy Review

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

2003

Volume Number

21

Issue Number

5-6

Pages

581-97

Reference ID

2374