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Unformatted text preview: Example: Diabetes • “Late onset,” type 2, non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus • In US it was 27th leading cause of death in 1900 • In US it was 7th leading cause of death in 2006 • Highly associated with obesity Yet Another Downside to Globalization • Projected increase in diabetes rates for the decade 2000-2010 – 57% in Asia – 50% in Africa – 44% in South America – 23% in North America “Food Inequality” • Billions of humans are nutritionally dependent on cereal grains • Billions face malnutrition, undernutrition and starvation • Political and economic forces affect the distribution of foods...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ANTHRO 1 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '08
- Biological Anthropology