Hostname: page-component-77c89778f8-rkxrd Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-07-19T03:27:11.409Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

An overview on the nutrition transition and its health implications: the Bellagio meeting

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 December 2006

Rights & Permissions [Opens in a new window]


Image of the first page of this content. For PDF version, please use the ‘Save PDF’ preceeding this image.'
Research Article
Copyright © CABI Publishing 2002


1Omran, AR. The epidemiologic transition: a theory of the epidemiology of population change. Milbank Q. 1971; 49: 509–38.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
2Olshansky, SJ, Adult, AB. The fourth stage of the epidemiologic transition: the age of delayed degenerative diseases. Milbank Q. 1986; 64: 355–90.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
3Truswell, AS. Diet and nutrition of hunter–gathers. In: Health and Diseases in Tribal Societies. Ciba Foundation Symposium 149AmsterdamElsevier1977; 213–26.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
4Harris, DR. The prehistory of human subsistence: a speculative outline. In: Walcher, DN, Kretchmer, N, eds. Food, Nutrition and Evolution: Food as an Environmental Factor in the Genesis of Human Variability. New York: Masson, 1981; 1537.Google Scholar
5Eaton, SB, Shostak, M, Konner, M. The Paleolithic Prescription: A Program of Diet and Exercise and a Design for Living. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.Google Scholar
6Eaton, SB, Konner, M. Paleolithic nutrition: a consideration on its nature and current implications. N. Engl. J. Med. 1985; 312: 283–9.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
7Vargas, LA. Old and new transitions and nutrition in Mexico. In: Swedlund, AC, Armelagos, GJ, eds. Disease in Populations in Transition. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1990.Google Scholar
8Gordon, KD. Evolutionary perspectives on human diet. In: Johnson, FE, ed. Nutritional Anthropology. New York: Liss, 1987; 341.Google Scholar
9Newman, L, Kates, RW, Matthews, R, Millman, S. Hunger in History. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1990.Google Scholar
10Milio, N. Nutrition Policy for Food-Rich Countries: A Strategic Analysis. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.Google Scholar
11Popkin, BM, Haines, PS, Reidy, KC. Food consumption of the U.S. women: patterns and determinants between 1977 and 1985. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1989; 49: 1307–19.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
12Popkin, BM, Haines, PS, Patterson, R. Dietary changes among older Americans 1977–87. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1992; 55: 823–30.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
13Manton, KG, Soldo, BJ. Dynamics of health changes in the oldest old: new perspective and evidence. Health and Society 1985; 63: 206–85.Google ScholarPubMed
14Crimmins, EM, Saito, Y, Ingegneri, D. Changes in life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy in the United States. Popul. Dev. Rev. 1989; 15: 235–67.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
15Albala, C, Vio, F, Kain, J, Uauy, R. Nutrition transition in Chile: determinants and consequences. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 123–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
16Monteiro, CA, Conde, WL, Popkin, BM. Is obesity replacing or adding to undernutrition? Evidence from different social classes in Brazil. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 105–12.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
17Rivera, JA, Barquera, S, Campirano, F, Campos, I, Safdie, M, Tovar, V. Epidemiological and nutritional transition in Mexico: rapid increase of non-communicable chronic diseases and obesity. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 113–22.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
18Rodríguez-Ojea, A, Jiménez, S, Berdasco, A, Esquivel, M. The nutrition transition in Cuba in the nineties: an overview. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 129–33.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
19Galal, OM. The nutrition transition in Egypt: obesity, under nutrition and the food consumption context. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 141–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
20Benjelloun, S. Nutritional transition in Morocco. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 135–40.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
21Ghassemi, H, Harrison, G, Mohammad, K, Balaa, ALN. An accelerated nutrition transition in Iran. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 149–55.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
22Al-Isa, AN. Prevalence of obesity among adult Kuwaitis: a crosssectional study. Int. J. Obes. 1995; 19: 431–3.Google Scholar
23Al-Isa, AN. Changes in body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity among Kuwaitis 1980–1994. Int. J. Obes. 1997; 21: 1093–9.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
24Al-Nuaim, AR, Al-Rubeaan, K, Al-Mazrou, Y, Al-Attas, O, Al-Daghari, N, Khoja, T. High prevalence of overweight and obesity in Saudi Arabia. Int. J. Obes. 1996; 20: 547–52.Google ScholarPubMed
25Al-Mannai, A, Dickerson, JWT, Morgan, JB, Khalfan, H. Obesity in Bahraini adults. J. Roy. Soc. Health 1996; 116: 3040.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
26Shetty, PS, James, WPT. BMI distribution in developed and developing countries. In: Body Mass Index: A Measure of Chronic Energy Deficiency in Adults. FAO Food and Nutrition Papers No. 56. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, 1994; Chapter 7.Google ScholarPubMed
27Ajlouni, K, Jaddou, H, Batieha, A. Obesity in Jordan. Int. J. Obes. 1998; 22: 624–8.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
28Hodge, AM, Dowse, GK, Gareeboo, H, Tuomilehto, J, Alberti, KG, Zimmet, PZ. Incidence, increasing prevalence, and predictors of change in obesity and fat distribution over 5 years in the rapidly developing population of Mauritius. Int. J. Obes. 1996; 20: 137–46.Google ScholarPubMed
29Bourne, LT, Lambert, EV, Steyn, K. Where does the black population of South Africa stand on the nutrition transition? Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 157–62.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
30Maletnlema, TN. A Tanzanian perspective on the nutrition transition and its implications for health. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 163–8.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
31Du, S, Lu, B, Zhai, F, Popkin, BM. A new stage of the nutrition transition in China. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 169–74.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
32Kosulwat, V. The nutrition and health transition in Thailand. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 183–9.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
33Noor, MI. The nutrition and health transition in Malaysia. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 191–5.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
34Lee, M-J, Popkin, BM, Kim, S. The unique aspects of the nutrition transition in South Korea: the retention of healthful elements in their traditional diet. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 197203.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
35Shetty, PS. Nutrition transition in India. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 175–82.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
36Solon, FS. Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases in the Philippines. Nutrition Center of the Philippines Report Series, Vol. 2, No. 1. Makati City, Philippines: Nutrition Center of the Philippines, 1997.Google Scholar
37Popkin, BM, Kohlmeier, L, Zohoori, N, Baturin, A, Martinchik, A, Deev, A. Nutritional risk factors in the former Soviet Union. In: Bobadilla, J-L, Costello, C, eds. Premature Death in the New Independent States. Washington, DC: Academy Press, 1997; 314–34.Google Scholar
38Popkin, BM. The shift in stages of the nutrition transition in the developing world differs from past experiences! Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 205–14.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
39Doak, C. Large scale interventions and programmes related to chronic disease: examples from 14 countries. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 215–21.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
40Uauy, R, Kain, J. The epidemiological transition: need to incorporate obesity prevention into nutrition programmes. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 223–9.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
41Reddy, KS. Cardiovascular diseases in the developing countries: dimensions, determinants, dynamics, and directions for public health action. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 231–7.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
42Vorster, HH. The emergence of cardiovascular disease during urbanisation of Africans. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 239–43.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
43Puska, P, Pietinen, P, Uusitalo, U. Influencing public nutrition for non-communicable disease prevention: from community intervention to national programme – experiences from Finland. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 245–51.Google Scholar
44Matsudo, V, Matsudo, S, Andrade, D, Araujo, T, Andrade, E, de Oliveria, LC, Braggion, G. Promotion of physical activity in a developing country: the Agita Sao Paulo experience. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 253–61.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
45Zhai, F, Fu, D, Du, S, Ge, K, Chen, C, Popkin, BM. What is China doing in policy-making to push back the negative aspects of the nutrition transition? Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 269–73.Google Scholar
46Cointinho, D, Monteiro, CA, Popkin, BM. What Brazil is doing to promote healthy diets and active lifestyles. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 263–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
47Doak, C, Adair, LS, Bentley, ME, Zhai, F, Popkin, BM. The underweight/overweight household: an exploration of household sociodemographic and dietary factors in China. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5: 279–80.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed