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03:14 The Nutrition Transition and  the Global Rise in Obesity Comes from a much longer transition of access and growth Look at changing nutrition as both a driver and an outcome of population growth and  economic development Trends in obesity in the US Demographic transition 5 th  stage: deaths rise and fertility stays low Nutrition transition High prevalence under nutrition Receding famine Nutrition-related non-communicable diseases Focus on medical intervention policy initiates, behavioral change Human history has evolved along a number of nutrition patterns, no single cause Populations around the world have evolved from heterogeneous environments KNOW THE LINKS BETWEEN THE 3 TRANSITIONS Demographic- high fertility/mortality   reduce mortality   reduce fertility Epidemiologic- high infectious disease   receding pestilence   chronic dis. Nutrition- high under nutrition   receding famine   nutrition diseases Popkin- obesity not directly correlated to wealth, choice factor Rise in Obesity in the US The way we think about weight is different now than in the past The issue is not absent today, food security issues Food security: regular access to sufficient amounts of food, takes into a ccount the  content on the food, is it fresh produce
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BMI may not be a good indicator of health- high BMI may be due to muscle It would be a mistake to pretend that the rise in BMI isn’t happening
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course SOC 170 taught by Professor Nobles during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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