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Nutrition Volume 16, Numbers 7/8, 2000
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Nutrition Transition and Global Dietary Trends
Adam Drewnowski, PhD From the Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine and the Nutritional Sciences Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Poverty and wealth have profound effects on the global diet. Whereas chronic undernutrition results from poverty, economic growth gives rise to what has been called the nutrition transition.1,2 As incomes rise and populations become more urban, diets high in complex carbohydrates and fiber give way to more energydense diets that are higher in sugar and fats.1,2 These global dietary trends are accompanied by a demographic transition that is a shift…...

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