Urbanization influences dietary habits of Cypriot children: the CYKIDS study

  title={Urbanization influences dietary habits of Cypriot children: the CYKIDS study},
  author={Chrystalleni Lazarou and Theano V. Kalavana},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
Objectives:Nutrition transition and urbanization have been linked to the adoption of a Western diet. An increasing number of Cypriot have abandoned their traditional eating habits and replaced them with a more westernized diet. Therefore, we aimed to examine the relationship between dietary habits of preadolescent children in Cyprus and their place of residence, with reference to nutrition transition.Methods:CYKIDS is a national, cross-sectional study, among 1140 children (10.7 ± 0.98 years… 
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