Nutritional Transition in Unindustrialized Countries: Causes and Consequences on Public Health
Keywords:Communicable disease, Demographic transition, Double burden,Epidemiologic transition, Globalization, Non-communicable disease,Nutrition transition,unindustrialized countries.
Background: Unlike the double burden of malnutrition, which has had severe consequences for countries
all over the world, the triple burden of malnutrition is also causing problems. As a consequence, almost all
human behaviours, such as the degree of human physical activity, dietary patterns, physical characteristics
and disorder are evolving day after day.
Methods: We analyzed more than 60 articles and included data and information from 26 corresponding
sources. These studies have been carried out in voluminous developed and underdeveloped countries of
Asia, Africa, America and Europe’s.
Results: The findings of these studies showed that in underdeveloped countries, human attitudes, dietary
practices, and disease status have been rapidly evolving. In comparison to the previous period, the people
of these countries are leading more sedentary lifestyles in the present and consume a high-fat, high-sugar,
and high-salt diet. As a result, they’ve developed a variety of non-communicable diseases, such as obesity,
diabetes, and chronic heart disease.
Conclusion: Along with the adverse consequences of nutrition transition in underdeveloped countries,
many others have been suffering from malnutrition, causing these countries to endure a double burden.
That’s why; all responsible authorities should take and apply necessary steps to tackle this burden as early
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