Obesity in Iran: Challenges Arising and Policy Options

EZATI ASAR, Mohamad and HAGHI, Mehdi (2018) Obesity in Iran: Challenges Arising and Policy Options. Iran J Public Health.

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Obesity is serious and most important underlying risk factor on incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Obesity in early ages has to lead to deaths caused by NCDs in production ages, consequently reduced domestic production and imposed financial burden on countries (1). In the past two decades, obesity has had an increasing trend worldwide and among all age groups. Nutrition transition is a period through which a change happens in the dietary pattern and physical activity; people's nutritional diet has become rich in saturated fats, sugar, and refined foods but poor in fiber which in turn has resulted in increase of overweight, obesity, and their related diseases

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2020 06:06
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 06:06
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1918

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