Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Change in Nutrition and Lifestyle in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Health Impact


Publishing date
01 Feb 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2011

1Arab Center for Nutrition, Manama, Bahrain

2Exercise Physiology Laboratory, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

4Nutrition and Public Health Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco


Change in Nutrition and Lifestyle in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Health Impact

Description

According to World Health Organization, the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) refers to all Arab countries, excluding Algeria, in addition to Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. These countries have faced marked changes in their demographic, socioeconomic, and health status during the last thirty years. These changes have been reflected in changes in the lifestyle of the population including access to modern amenities. The lifestyle changes have affected levels of physical activity and have also included introduction of a range of processed foods. New foods and food ingredients have been introduced to the diet in this region to varying extents. Similar to populations in many developing countries, the populations of EMR countries are experiencing a nutrition transition characterized by replacement of traditional diets with diets higher in fat, refined sugar, and processed foods. These changes in dietary patterns and lifestyles have been associated with high prevalence of diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cancer, and osteoporosis in the EMR countries. Potential topics many include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Change in dietary and lifestyle habits and the risk of chronic diseases
  • Inactivity and physical activity
  • Prevalence and factors associated with diet-related chronic disease
  • Diet, lifestyle, and obesity, especially among children and adolescents
  • The role of television and other mass media in changing lifestyle and diet
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Health impact of westernization of diet and lifestyle

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 436762
  • - Editorial

Change in Nutrition and Lifestyle in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Health Impact

Abdulrahman O. Musaiger | Hazzaa M. Al-Hazzaa | ... | Najat Mokhatar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 109037
  • - Review Article

Diet, Genetics, and Disease: A Focus on the Middle East and North Africa Region

Akl C. Fahed | Abdul-Karim M. El-Hage-Sleiman | ... | Georges M. Nemer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 642187
  • - Research Article

Physical Activity and Health Beliefs among Saudi Women

Einas S. Al-Eisa | Hana I. Al-Sobayel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 848403
  • - Research Article

Changes in Body Mass Index across Age Groups in Iranian Women: Results from the National Health Survey

Enayatollah Bakhshi | Behjat Seifi | ... | Kazem Mohammad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 703490
  • - Research Article

Intake of Nutritional Supplements among People Exercising in Gyms in Beirut City

D. El Khoury | S. Antoine-Jonville
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 417589
  • - Research Article

The Prevalence of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours Relative to Obesity among Adolescents from Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: Rural versus Urban Variations

Anwar A. Al-Nuaim | Yahya Al-Nakeeb | ... | Michael J. Duncan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 905303
  • - Review Article

Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for the Arab Gulf Countries

Abdulrahman O. Musaiger | Hamed R. Takruri | ... | Hamza Abu-Tarboush
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 510458
  • - Research Article

Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, Body Fat, Fasting Blood Glucose in a Sample of Moroccan Adolescents Aged 11–17 Years

Slimane Mehdad | Abdeslam Hamrani | ... | Hassan Aguenaou
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