Nutrition transition in India

  title={Nutrition transition in India},
  author={Prakash S. Shetty},
  journal={Public Health Nutrition},
  pages={175 - 182}
  • P. Shetty
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Medicine
  • Public Health Nutrition
Abstract Objective: The primary objective of this review is to examine the demographic and nutrition transition in India in relation to its contribution to the emerging epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases in this country. Setting: India, the country as a whole and its different states with a population exceeding 1 billion in 2001. Subjects: The review examines demographic changes in the population with consequent effects on the population pyramid, the rapidity and rates of… 

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