Diet culture and obesity in northern Africa.

  title={Diet culture and obesity in northern Africa.},
  author={Najat Mokhtar and Jalila Elati and Rachida Chabir and Alin Bour and K Elkari and N P Schlossman and Benjamin H Caballero and Hassan Aguenaou},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={131 3},
The etiology of obesity in North Africa is not well understood and few studies shed any light on its development among women. This study compiles what is known about the prevalence of obesity and its determinants in Morocco and Tunisia. Results from the authors' two surveys on nutrition-related disease among reproductive-age women (sample size: 2800) and their children (1200 children under 5 y and 500 adolescents) were combined with data from four national income and expenditure surveys (dating… CONTINUE READING
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