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Discussion on Migration and Development of Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disease in the Developing World

Citation

Adair, Linda S. (2013). Discussion on Migration and Development of Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disease in the Developing World.. Gillman, Matthew W.; Gluckman, Peter D.; & Rosenfeld, Ron G. (Eds.) (pp. 157-160). Vevey, Switzerland: Nestec Ltd., S. Karger AG.

Abstract

Dr. Forrester's research is innovative in taking advantage of studies in disparate environmental contexts to gain new insights about the etiology of obesity and related morbidities, with a focus on hypertension. Populations with a historically high prevalence of undernutrition now face the challenge of obesity and related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Obesity is growing at a faster rate among the poor than among the wealthy in low- and middle-income countries [1], forcing health care systems to address the challenges of a dual burden of over and undernutrition. Rapidly increasing rates of obesity among children and adolescents are also alarming, and may lead to an even greater burden of NCDs in the future.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000342604

Reference Type

Book Section

Year Published

2013

Series Title

Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series

Author(s)

Adair, Linda S.