The Nutrition Transition provides essential information to understand the far-reaching effects that global economic, social and cultural trends are having on diet-related disease patersin in countries of transition.
Contains numerous illustrative figures and tables
Two case studies included-on China and Brazil
Foreword written by Nevin Scrimshaw, recipient of the World Food Prize
PART I: THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
Economic and technological development and their relationships to body size and productivity.
Globalization of world food trade.
PART II: BIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE NUTRITION TRANSITION
The dietary transition.
Early nutritional conditions and later risk of disease.
Case Study 1: China.
Case Study 2: Brazil.