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Nutrition trends in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11708582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The National Nutrition Survey (NNS) in Japan has been undertaken annually since 1946. It was originally intended to provide information on the food and nutrient intake of the Japanese people, with a view to acquiring emergency food supplies from other countries when food shortages caused malnutrition in many Japanese. The food balance sheet (FBS) has been drawn up since 1949 to show the food supply available to the Japanese people. The trends and figures shown by both approaches were similar until the mid-1970s. Since then, however, the disparity between the food supply and the intake of foods and nutrients has been getting larger. National food security means that a country has enough food for everyone. This does not mean, however, that every family has enough food, because the food may not be evenly distributed. In fact, marginal deficiencies in iron and calcium are thought to still exist and there is considerable variation among households in energy intake. In Japan, nutrition and diet are now considered to play important roles in the emerging problems of obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension etc., because of excessive energy intake and deficiency or excessive intake of certain nutrients.
Y Matsumura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  10 Suppl     ISSN:  0964-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-15     Completed Date:  2001-12-31     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440304     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S40-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Health and Nutrition, Division of Adult Health Science, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Diet / trends*
Energy Intake
Family Relations
Food Habits
Food Supply*
Health Promotion
Japan / epidemiology
Nutrition Disorders / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Nutrition Policy
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Obesity / epidemiology*,  physiopathology,  prevention & control

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