Decades ago discussion of an impending global pandemic of obesity was thought of as heresy. Reduced physical activity and increased sedentary time was seen also. Concurrent rapid shifts in diet and activity are documented. An array of large-scale programmatic and policy shifts are being explored in a few countries; however despite the major health challenges faced, few countries are serious in addressing prevention of the dietary challenges faced. Several decades ago, it was heresy to talk about an impending pandemic of obesity across the globe. At that point, only the US was considered a country with an obesity problem: more than half of adults in some age-gender-race-ethnic specific subpopulations were overweight or obese. Home economics was dying as a taught art in the schools, processed food and prepared meals were increasingly common, away from home eating and in particular, fast food, was becoming a major part of our lives, and we became increasingly concerned about a wider array of health conditions related to obesity. In reviewing the original publications on the nutrition transition published in nutrition reviews, there were several key themes 1, 2 : urbanization was a major driving force in global obesity, and overweight and obesity were emerging in low and middle income countries. Further, we documented how changes in edible oil production created cheap vegetable oils that allowed low and middle countries to increase energy consumption at very low income levels. However, at that point in history, we assumed global hunger and malnutrition were the dominant concerns in low and middle income countries, and it was very difficult to draw attention to the importance of how dietary and physical activity shifts were increasing the threat of obesity in -these settings.
In rural communities, which are disproportionately older in most of Africa, Asia and Latin America 20, 29, social status and financial security of older individuals often depend on agricultural land and cattle Vitamin A deficiency. There is growing consensus on the importance of multiple micronutrient interventions in populations with a high prevalence of malnutrition.
Int J Epidemiol. However, at that point in history, we assumed global hunger and malnutrition were the dominant concerns in low and middle income countries, and it was very difficult to draw attention to the importance of how dietary and physical activity shifts were increasing the threat of obesity in -these settings. Acta Paediatr Suppl ; There is a general lack of data for studying the relationship between nutrition and healthy functioning in developing countries. However, nutrition transition as related to elderly populations in developing countries has yet to be adequately studied. New York: Avery-Penguin Group; Report a problem or mistake on this page.
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