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Global nutrition transition and the pandemic of obesity in developing countries.
Decades ago, discussion of an impending global pandemic of obesity was thought of as heresy. But in the 1970s, diets began to shift towards increased reliance upon processed foods, increasedExpand
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Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity.
Obesity is a major epidemic, but its causes are still unclear. In this article, we investigate the relation between the intake of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and the development of obesity. WeExpand
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Trends of obesity and underweight in older children and adolescents in the United States, Brazil, China, and Russia.
BACKGROUND Few studies have used the same references across countries to examine the trends of over- and underweight in older children and adolescents. OBJECTIVE Using international references, weExpand
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Global nutrition dynamics: the world is shifting rapidly toward a diet linked with noncommunicable diseases.
  • B. Popkin
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 2006
Global energy imbalances and related obesity levels are rapidly increasing. The world is rapidly shifting from a dietary period in which the higher-income countries are dominated by patterns ofExpand
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The nutrition transition: worldwide obesity dynamics and their determinants
OBJECTIVE: This paper explores the major changes in diet and physical activity patterns around the world and focuses on shifts in obesity.DESIGN: Review of results focusing on large-scale surveys andExpand
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The nutrition transition and obesity in the developing world.
  • B. Popkin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nutrition
  • 1 March 2001
Changes in diet and activity patterns are fueling the obesity epidemic. These rapid changes in the levels and composition of dietary and activity/inactivity patterns in transitional societies areExpand
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The nutrition transition: new trends in the global diet.
Analyses of economic and food availability data for 1962-1994 reveal a major shift in the structure of the global diet marked by an uncoupling of the classic relationship between incomes and fatExpand
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Socioeconomic status and obesity in adult populations of developing countries: a review.
A landmark review of studies published prior to 1989 on socioeconomic status (SES) and obesity supported the view that obesity in the developing world would be essentially a disease of theExpand
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The public health and economic benefits of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has increased in recent decades; evidence suggests that consumption of these beverages contributes to obesity and adverse health outcomes. The authors discussExpand
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The Diet Quality Index-International (DQI-I) provides an effective tool for cross-national comparison of diet quality as illustrated by China and the United States.
A composite measure of diet has been preferred to an index of a single nutrient or food in the area of dietary assessment. However, the lack of such a tool for cross-national comparisons hasExpand
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