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An accelerated nutrition transition in Iran.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12027278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the emergence of the nutrition transition, and associated morbidity shifts, in the Islamic Republic of Iran. DESIGN: Review and analysis of secondary data relating to the socio-political and nutritional context, demographic trends, food utilisation and consumption patterns, obesity, and diet-related morbidity. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The nutrition transition in Iran is occurring rapidly, secondary to the rapid change in fertility and mortality patterns and to urbanisation. The transition is occurring against the backdrop of lack of sustained economic growth. There is considerable imbalance in food consumption with low nutrient density characterising diets at all income levels, over-consumption evident among more than a third of households, and food insecurity among 20% of the population. Obesity is an emerging problem, particularly in urban areas and for women, and both diabetes and other risk factors for heart disease are becoming significant problems.
Hossein Ghassemi; Gail Harrison; Kazem Mohammad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1368-9800     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-24     Completed Date:  2002-12-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Study on Food and Nutrition Security in Iran, Shahrak Ghods, Tehran.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Food Supply / statistics & numerical data*
Goiter, Endemic / epidemiology
Health Transition*
Iran / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Nutrition Policy
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Obesity / complications,  epidemiology*
Sex Factors
Social Change*
Socioeconomic Factors

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