Nutritional Transition in Unindustrialized Countries: Causes and Consequences on Public Health

Authors

  • Md Shahedul Islam
  • Nusrat Jahan Jhily
  • Rakibul Hasan
  • Nusrat Parvin
  • Mohammad Ariful Islam
  • Imam Hossain
  • Khalesa Akter

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16567

Keywords:

Communicable disease, Demographic transition, Double burden,Epidemiologic transition, Globalization, Non-communicable disease,Nutrition transition,unindustrialized countries.

Abstract

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
as possible.

Author Biographies

Md Shahedul Islam

Student of M. Sc., Food Technology and Nutrition Science Department

Nusrat Jahan Jhily

Student of M. Sc., Food Technology and Nutrition Science Department

Rakibul Hasan

Student of B. Sc., Food Technology and Nutrition Science Department

Nusrat Parvin

Student of M. Sc., Food Technology and Nutrition Science Department

Mohammad Ariful Islam

Student of B.Sc., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department

Imam Hossain

Student of M. Sc., Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh

Khalesa Akter

Student of M. Sc, Chemistry Department, Tejgao College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Published

2021-07-19

How to Cite

Md Shahedul Islam, Nusrat Jahan Jhily, Rakibul Hasan, Nusrat Parvin, Mohammad Ariful Islam, Imam Hossain, & Khalesa Akter. (2021). Nutritional Transition in Unindustrialized Countries: Causes and Consequences on Public Health. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 342-346. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16567

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