Development of food-based dietary guidelines for the Western Pacific Region

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WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Publication date: 1999
Price: US $ 0
ISBN: 9290611294
Number of pages: 68

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Summary

Indtroduces the concept of food-based dietary guidelines as a powerful new tool for addressing the changing nutrition needs of Western Pacific countries. The book, which gives particular attention to diet-related chronic diseases, is issued at a time when Western Pacific countries are experiencing dramatic urbanization, population ageing, changing lifestyles, and a corresponding upsurge in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases.