Nutrition transition and its relationship to the development of obesity and related chronic diseases

@article{Astrup2008NutritionTA,
  title={Nutrition transition and its relationship to the development of obesity and related chronic diseases},
  author={A. Astrup and J. Dyerberg and M. Selleck and S. Stender},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={9}
}
The prevalence of overweight and obesity has also increased substantially in the nutritional transition countries, and the health burden of obesity‐related complications is growing. The introduction of fast‐food chains and Westernized dietary habits providing meals with fast‐food characteristics seems to be a marker of the increasing prevalence of obesity. The mechanisms involved are probably that the supply of foods is characterized by large portion sizes with a high energy density, and sugar… Expand
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