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The paradox of nutrition-related diseases in the Arab countries: The need for action

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dc.contributor.author Musaiger A.O.
dc.contributor.author Hassan A.S.
dc.contributor.author Obeid O.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2011
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:24:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:24:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier 10.3390/ijerph8093637
dc.identifier.issn 16604601
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20291
dc.description.abstract The aim of this review was to highlight the current situation of nutrition-related diseases in the Arab countries, and factors associated with prevalence of these diseases. PubMed and Google Scholar were searched for data relating to such nutrition-related diseases published between January 1990 and May 2011. The picture of nutritional status in the Arab countries has changed drastically over the past 30 years as a result of changes in the social and economic situation. Two contrasting nutrition-related diseases exist, those associated with inadequate intake of nutrients and unhealthy dietary habits such as growth retardation among young children and micronutrient deficiencies; and those associated with changes in lifestyle such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity (diet-related non-communicable diseases). Factors contributing to nutritional problems vary from country to country, depending on socio-economic status. In general, unsound dietary habits, poor sanitation, poverty, ignorance and lack of access to safe water and health services are mainly responsible for under-nutrition. Changes in lifestyle and dietary habits as well as inactivity are associated with the occurrence of diet-related non-communicable diseases. Programs to prevent and control nutrition-related diseases are insufficient and ineffective, due mainly to a focus on curative care at the expense of preventive health care services, lack of epidemiological studies, lack of nutritional surveillance, inadequate nutrition information and lack of assessment of the cost-effectiveness of nutrition intervention programs. © 2011 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (3637-3671)
dc.language English
dc.publisher BASEL
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Publication Year: 2011; Volume: 8; no. 9; Pages: (3637-3671);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title The paradox of nutrition-related diseases in the Arab countries: The need for action
dc.type Review
dc.contributor.affiliation Musaiger, A.O., Nutrition and Health Studies Unit, Deanship of Scientific Research, University of Bahrain, Sakhair, Zallaq Street, Bahrain, United States, Arab Center for Nutrition, Street 1535, Muharraq, Bahrain
dc.contributor.affiliation Hassan, A.S., Department of Health Sciences, Qatar University, University Avenue, Qatar
dc.contributor.affiliation Obeid, O., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Bliss Street, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Musaiger, A. O.; Nutrition and Health Studies Unit, Deanship of Scientific Research, University of Bahrain, Sakhair, Zallaq Street, Bahrain; email: amusaiger@gmail.com
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: Nutrition and Food Sciences;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Nutrition and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorDivision
dc.contributor.authorEmail amusaiger@gmail.com; ahassan@qu.edu.qa; Omar.obeid@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Musaiger, AO
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hassan, AS
dc.contributor.authorInitials Obeid, O
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dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Musaiger, AO (reprint author), Univ Bahrain, Nutr and Hlth Studies Unit, Zallaq St, Sakhair, Bahrain.
dc.contributor.authorResearcherID
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.pubmedID 22016708
dc.identifier.scopusID 80053246651
dc.publisher.address POSTFACH, CH-4005 BASEL, SWITZERLAND
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 9
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 8
dc.source.ID WOS:000295214300009
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Arab countries
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword diet-related chronic non-communicable disease
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword nutrition problems
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword undernutrition
dc.subject.otherIndex Anemia
dc.subject.otherIndex arab country
dc.subject.otherIndex cardiovascular disease
dc.subject.otherIndex cost effectiveness analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex diet restriction
dc.subject.otherIndex dietary intake
dc.subject.otherIndex disease control
dc.subject.otherIndex environmental factor
dc.subject.otherIndex feeding behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex fluid intake
dc.subject.otherIndex geographic names
dc.subject.otherIndex growth retardation
dc.subject.otherIndex health program
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex iodine deficiency
dc.subject.otherIndex lifestyle modification
dc.subject.otherIndex low birth weight
dc.subject.otherIndex malnutrition
dc.subject.otherIndex neoplasm
dc.subject.otherIndex non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
dc.subject.otherIndex nutritional disorder
dc.subject.otherIndex obesity
dc.subject.otherIndex osteoporosis
dc.subject.otherIndex overnutrition
dc.subject.otherIndex politics
dc.subject.otherIndex prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex religion
dc.subject.otherIndex retinol deficiency
dc.subject.otherIndex review
dc.subject.otherIndex safety
dc.subject.otherIndex sanitation
dc.subject.otherIndex sedentary lifestyle
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomics
dc.subject.otherIndex sodium restriction
dc.subject.otherIndex vitamin d deficiency
dc.subject.otherIndex cardiovascular diseases
dc.subject.otherIndex food habits
dc.subject.otherIndex humans
dc.subject.otherIndex life style
dc.subject.otherIndex middle east
dc.subject.otherIndex nutrition disorders
dc.subject.otherIndex overweight
dc.subject.otherIndex poverty
dc.subject.otherIndex prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomic factors
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Bone-mineral density
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus impaired glucose-tolerance
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus low-birth-weight
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus preschool-children
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus school-children
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus iron-deficiency
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus middle-east
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus saudi-arabia
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus risk-factor
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus prevalence
dc.subject.otherWOS Environmental Sciences
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph8093637


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