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Health, agricultural, and economic effects of adoption of healthy diet recommendations.
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PMID:  21074259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Transition to diets that are high in saturated fat and sugar has caused a global public health concern, as the pattern of food consumption is a major modifiable risk factor for chronic non-communicable diseases. Although agri-food systems are intimately associated with this transition, agriculture and health sectors are largely disconnected in their priorities, policy, and analysis, with neither side considering the complex inter-relation between agri-trade, patterns of food consumption, health, and development. We show the importance of connection of these perspectives through estimation of the eff ect of adopting a healthy diet on population health, agricultural production, trade, the economy, and livelihoods,with a computable general equilibrium approach. On the basis of case-studies from the UK and Brazil, we suggest that benefits of a healthy diet policy will vary substantially between different populations, not only because of population dietary intake but also because of agricultural production, trade, and other economic factors.
Karen Lock; Richard D Smith; Alan D Dangour; Marcus Keogh-Brown; Gessuir Pigatto; Corinna Hawkes; Regina Mara Fisberg; Zaid Chalabi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  376     ISSN:  1474-547X     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1699-709     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health, London, UK.
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